This is a quick advocacy piece for having this book be in print again. That is all. It would be my staff recommendation for the rest of forever, perpetually in my small corner of the shop window. One of my favorite picture-books as a child, I still have a well-worn copy at home that must secretly belong to my older brother.
There is a photography exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans which runs through January 3, 2010. In the show's satellite gift shop sits the slim collaboration Zero Mostel Reads a Book. It's worth a thumbing through, even if doesn't travel home with you. He has a magical face that I think of whenever I eat banana cream pie and for now, it's the closest you can come to his Book of Opposites.