Synopses & Reviews
Oliver is a tabby cat who is always the center of attention.
Marshmallow is a baby rabbit who moves into Oliver's home.
At first Oliver does not welcome Marshmallow, but the little bunny's charms are impossible to resist. This is the true story of how Oliver and Marshmallow become friends.
Clare Turlay Newberry's lifelong passions for cats and for drawing come together in this elegantly illustrated book, winner of the 1943 Caldecott Honor. Her legacy as an author of more than fifteen picture books, most of which feature cats, still endures.
Oliver the cat must adjust his comfortable routine when a white-furred bunny named Marshmallow joins his family. Now revised with shorter text, Newberry's 1943 Caldecott Honor-winning classic reminds readers that the unexpected is what makes life worth living. Full color.
About the Author
Clare Turlay Newberry (1903-1970) was born in Eugene, Oregon. She studied art at the University of Oregon, School of the Portland Art Museum, the California School of Fine Arts, and La Grand Chaumière in Paris, France. She received the Caldecott Honor for four of her books: T-Bone
, The Baby Sitter
(1943); April's Kittens
(1941); and Barkis
In Ms. Newberry's own words, "Every word of marshmallow is true, even to the drawing of them wrapped in each other's arms. I know people find this hard to believe, but the bunny was so little and was so convinced that Oliver was his mother, what could Oliver do but be his mother the best way he could?"