(Yes, I realize that this announcement bears little importance to most of the world...but in our corner it is BIG NEWS BABY!!!)
Today we're giving you a Caldecott crash course featuring the medal winner and taking a peek at the art from all the honor books. We hope you enjoy it!
CALDECOTT MEDAL BOOK 2013
This Is Not My Hat written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
"This hat is not mine. I just stole it. I stole it from a big fish. He was asleep when I did it. And he probably won't wake up for a long time. And even if he does wake up he probably won't notice that it's gone. And even if he does notice that it's gone, he probably won't know it was me who took it."
This little fish is going to get away with stealing, if he has anything to say about it. I (Robyn) was hoping this book would be a winner- check it out- it's THE winner! I love Klassen's sense of humor and his sense of justice. This book is in a similar vein to his award winning I Want My Hat Back. I'm glad it won! Congratulations! Oh, and please take a moment to look at the emotion expressed in big fishes eye... impressive.
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOKS 2013
(in no particular order, just gazing at the award winning art here)
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, art by Peter Brown
Green written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Extra Yarn by Marc Barnett, art by Jon Klassen
One Cool Friend by Tony Buzzeo, art by David Small
Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue, art by Pamela ZagarenskiSee here. Have you read any of these? How'd you like them?