FRIDAY BOOK SHARING!
What are you reading?
Today I have a great picture book to share – for anyone who loves beautiful picture books and the Caldecott! A Caldecott Celebration: Six Artists and Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal by Leonard S. Marcus details the journeys of six artists.
- Robert McCloskey, Make Way for Ducklings
- Marcia Brown, Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper
- Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
- William Stieg, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
- Chris Van Allsburg, Jumanji
- David Wiesner, Tuesday
Leonard Marcus has created a journey for the reader – over 6o years of picture book illustration history, with one artist featured from each decade. Each section includes sketches, illustrations, and insights into each of the artists. You will find little tidbits of information that you won’t find other places – and especially fabulous for the classroom, a glossary of art-related terms and index. There are many possibilities for the classroom and I believe this book is a must for any classroom or library project involving the Caldecott medal, as young readers will learn more about each artist and the history of this prize. Their appreciation of this prestigious award and the knowledge they will learn about the process of illustrating a picture book are an invaluable part of this beautifully rendered book. A must for the classroom! For more about the Caldecott, head over to the American Library Association Caldecott home page.
Stay tuned for an upcoming review of the 2016 Caldecott book Finding Winnie. What are your favorite Caldecott Award books?