Mock Caldenott Awards 2014
*UPDATE* Join us for a mock Caldenott discussion to consider picture books published in 2013 which, due to their foreign provenance, are ineligible for the Caldecott proper. This is the final discussion list, a butler’s dozen of wonderful titles. Thursday, January 16, 2014, Butler Center 5:00-7:00 book review and dinner. 7:00-9:00(ish) discussion and voting. RSVP to Thom at email@example.com and indicate your interest in dinner, if you have one.
The Line by Paula Bossio This wordless picture book has a blank background throughout that thrusts the main character, a little girl, front and center. Graphite pencil makes up a majority of the illustration, with the exception of colored pencil to fill in the characters' clothes. The playful use of a line as a secondary character emphasizes the medium.
Jane, the Fox and Me
The third dimension here is not crafted and photographed but built right into the pages themselves! Heavy board stock is cut and layered, giving each two page spread mirror image positive and negative relief. The way the pages fit together, and the exploitation of that fit in the expression of the concept of opposites, is simply genius.
Touch Think Learn: Opposites
My Father's Arms Are A Boat: Its quieter than its ever been. Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his fathers arms. Feeling the warmth and closeness of his father, he begins to ask about the birds, the foxes...and whether his mother will ever wake up. Even in the face of absence and loss, the cycles of life continue unabated. We know in the end everything will somehow be all right.
Enchanted Lion | My Father's Arms Are A Boat