Friday, January 15, 2010

Caldecott Pick

The Caldecott Award is given for quality and innovation in illustration, so I'm looking for some really good pictures. There are so many to choose from, but my favorite this year is...
Waiting for Winter Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Three friends wait for the first signs of winter with excitement and wonder. Squirrel, Hedgehog and Bear are usually sleeping when the first snow comes, so they decide to stay up this year and see what all the fuss is about. The illustrations are beautiful, soft and have just the right tone for a crisp fall woods and drifting snowflakes. The friends confusion about what exactly the snow will look like adds humor and fun to the story.

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