Thursday, April 1, 2010
Picture Books: 11
Early Readers: 1
Writing: Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell
Want to learn how to write accessible and interesting nonfiction for the emerging reader? Sit yourself down in front of this book and take notes.
Illustration: Posy, illustrated by Catherine Rayner, written by Linda Newbery
Posy is a mass of squiggles and wiggles, just like a real kitten.
Overall: Sleepy Boy by Polly Kanevsky, illustrated by Stephanie Anderson
A little boy is soothed to sleep at bedtime with sensory memories of his day at the zoo and pictures himself as one of the lions he saw. Relaxed me all over.
Because I Want To Awards
Most Obvious Pairing When You Stop to Think About It: As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's amazing march toward freedom by Richard Michelson and Raúl Colón
Most Disturbing Illustration: That one with the pig frying bacon in The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers. Eurghhhhh . . .
Most Universal: A Ride on Mother's Back: A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World by Emery Bernhard, illustrated by Durga Bernhard