cover image Everett Anderson's 1-2-3

Everett Anderson's 1-2-3

Lucille Clifton. Henry Holt & Company, $6.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8050-7048-4

This collection of brief verses, first published in 1977, chronicles Everett's anxieties when his favorite twosome himself and Mama attracts a new neighbor who comes calling for Mama. With the sparest of lines, Clifton conveys an array of emotions, as do Grifalconi's two-tone drawings. Ages 4-8. (Mar.)