05 February 2015

Extreme Caldecott Placement

This was the week that everyone in the world of children's literature looks forward to, the week when the ALA announces its annual award winners and honorees.  Since my thing is picture books, of all the prestigious awards, the one I wait for with baited breath is the Caldecott.

And one of the most exciting moments of the whole event is when the coveted (and lucrative) stickers are finally placed on the winning covers.

But why stop there?

With such a huge honor, I think it's time we started really flaunting it.  Why not sneak in the Caldecott seal in the actual books?  Who's with me?

Let's give it a shot.  First, the honorees:


VIVA FRIDA
by Yuyí  Morales



NANA IN THE CITY
by Lauren Castillo



THE NOISY PAINTBOX: THE COLORS AND SOUNDS OF KANDINSKY'S ABSTRACT ART 
illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock 



THE RIGHT WORD: ROGET AND HIS THESAURUS
illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant



THIS ONE SUMMER
illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki 



SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE
illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett



and last but not least, this year's Caldecott Medal Winner:


THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE: THE UNIMAGINARY FRIEND
by Dan Santat




Congratulations to all the winners... you've earned it, so don't be shy about showing it off.

4 comments:

Monica Edinger said...

Very clever! I especially like Sam & Dave missing an even more precious jewel!

adrienne said...

This made me laugh. I really had to search for it in the Noisy Paint Box, you had it so well incorporated, and that is saying something, given that I have these books memorized.

Honestly, I think if someone presented Nana with that necklace, she'd totally wear it. That woman is styling.

Paula Willey said...

It's kind of better than obscuring part of the cover!

Barbara Gogan said...

These are brilliant!