cover image Together


George Ella Lyon. Orchard Books (NY), $15.95 (31pp) ISBN 978-0-531-05831-2

The lilting cadence of Lyon's rhymed couplets and her catchy refrain (``Let's put our heads together and dream the same dream'') are hard to resist--readers who try this book aloud are likely to find themselves snapping fingers or bouncing to the beat. The poem celebrates friendship, and in the whimsical world evoked by the illustrations, two girls--one black, one white--build a cabin, make a giant-sized ice cream sundae and put out a dragon's flame, among many other activities. Rosenberry's fanciful details add a pixieish touch to this spirited poem. Ages 4-6. (Sept.)