Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Dorothy White

Little Black Sambo is an adventure, not a nightmare. In an adventure the principal character goes forth from security to insecurity and back to port; a nightmare is an adventure without a port.

[The Whites were] solemn as parents are inclined to be over a firstborn. [Ibid]

Minds, like elastic, don’t thrive on eternal stretching. [Ibid]

Three quotes from Books Before Five, by Dorothy White (all quoted in an article in the Otago Daily Times, page 29, 21st May, 1985).

Dorothy Neal White was internationally known for her work on developing reading with children as early as possible, and a major library in New Zealand is named after her.

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