Wednesday, February 6, 2013
2013 Newbery and Caldecott Winners!!
The Caldecott Committee also did a fabulous job this year picking Jon Klassen's This is Not My Hat. If you are familiar with an earlier title of his I Want My Hat back you know he has a quirky sense of humor and a thing about hats! Told in first person, small fish tells his proud tale of stealing a lovely hat from a very large fish. Small wonderful details will elicit laughs and plenty of "uh ohs" as the story swims along to the surprise ending. Jon Klassen also won a Silver Caldecott Medal for his illustrations of Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen is only the second illustrator to win both medals in the same year since 1946. The Caldecott celebrates it's 75th Anniversary this year!!