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22 January 2009 @ 02:05 pm
Bowing to public pressure, I've been concentrating on Caldecott and Printz possibles this week.  And I have come to the unfortunate conclusion that


as both literature and art.



That is all.

Am dying to post my ALA award predictions, and I'm almost there, but I can't in good conscience until I finish up with the last few books I already have.  Everyone ELSE is posting THEIRS, and I want to do it, too.

Current Mood: busy
aetheraaethera on January 22nd, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
If you haven't seen it before, I highly, highly recommend Shaun Tan's "The Arrival". "Picture book" seems like a weird label for a book with such complex themes.
Thane of Cawdordelphica on January 22nd, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
I will confess that I mostly wanted you to do Caldecott this week so that I could just see what you thought instead of doing it myself.
when she smiles it's like a revelation: Kidlit - Cowboy & Octopusfox1013 on January 22nd, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)

Which picturebooks have you been looking at?
Wendy Bdymphna79 on January 22nd, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Too many to list, really. I'm getting them from Betsy Bird's list of mock Caldecott contenders and Goodreads.

I haven't kept detailed notes, but a couple of ones I hated were If Animals Kissed Goodnight and Will Sheila Share. Most I thought were sort of lackluster. So many of them were teaching a lesson. I was really disappointed in A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, which sounded great, but I thought it was boring.
a jar with a heavy lidamojojo on January 22nd, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Look for books illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger. She's the best.
satyridaesatyridae on January 23rd, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
I concur- Shaun Tan's The Arrival is not to be missed. Also, The Letter Home by Timothy Decker.