I hate hate hated my friend. WhenI moved over in the school bus, she sat somewhere else. When her point broke in arithmetic and I passed her my pencil, she took Peter's instead."Ask her," my mother said."Ask your friend why."
About the Author
Charlotte Zolotow-author, editor, publisher, and educator-had one of the most distinguished careers in the field of children's literature. She wrote more than seventy books, many of which are picture-book classics including the Caldecott Honor medalist Mr.Rabbit and the Lovely Present. Born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1915,
Ben Shecter was born in New York Cityand studied at The High School ofMusic and Art and at the Yale Graduate School of Drama. He has writtenand illustrated many books for youngchildren, including Partouche PlantsA Seed; Conrad's Castle; and Inspector Rose. He also designs scenery and costumes for operas, ballets, and TV productions. Mr. Shecter lives in upstate New York.