Children's Poet Laureate

One of Each

Little, Brown and Co., 1997.

Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.

Oliver Tolliver has one of everything in his little home: one table, one chair, one dish and one spoon. To him, it's perfect. But when he brings Miss Peggoty Small home for a visit, he discovers to his dismay that having only one of each item is not very conducive to friendship. How can Oliver make room for two in his one-of-each house? Illustrated with wit and whimsy by Caldecott Honor winner Marjorie Priceman.

Look inside the book!

One of Each

1998 Best Book in Language Arts - Picture Book Division,

Society of School Librarians International

"Oliver Tolliver is a proud pooch happily living solo in a house exquisitely equipped for one until he realizes there's one thing he's not got one of - a friend. Artwork with a Parisian flair and skewed perspectives endows the dog's house with every bit as much charm as the witty rhyming text conjures in this witty ode to friendship."

Publishers Weekly Best Books

Best Books of 1997, Child Magazine

"Young audiences will be charmed by the many jaunty details of canine domesticity that enhance the lighthearted moral tale. A "peachy" offering from a talented team."

School Library Journal Starred Review

"The rhyme has been written by a skilled children's poet. It bounces joyfully along without a wobble, making the book pure fun to read aloud. The jaunty pictures…brim with humor."

Booklist Starred Review

"An exhuberant story in singsong about the pleasures of sharing with friends…"

Kirkus Pointer Review