Entries Tagged as 'Caldecott Medal'

The Little Island

September 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY I love this book the way I love Goodnight, Moon. I love its simplicity. I love that it touches on the metaphysical, but does not dwell. And above all, I love its illustrations. Margaret Wise Brown wrote both books, and in each, her simple prose inspires calming, classical illustrations. Leonard Weisgard, […]

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May 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Kiddo and I were surprised that I hadn’t reviewed Tuesday for Vegbooks. We love this book, because as kiddo puts it, “It’s funny and strange.” With few words and very detailed illustrations, David Wiesner has crafted a tale about flying frogs. Mysteriously, one Tuesday night, the frogs rise up on their […]

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The Three Pigs

March 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Wow! I love David Wiesner’s work — Tuesday is a classic around these parts — and so I was delighted to discover the new-to-me title The Three Pigs at the library recently. This book won the 2002 Caldecott Medal, so it’s clearly not a new book, nor an obscure one. Still, […]

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The Lion and the Mouse

December 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Jerry Pinkney’s new book is a visual treat, using stunning illustrations to retell Aesop’s fable.  Using only the occasional sound, Mr. Pinkney’s storybook lends itself to an interpretation that supports and reinforces animal rights.  The gist is this: the lion spares the mouse and the mouse frees the lion from a […]

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