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message 1: by Kristen (last edited May 01, 2015 12:10PM) (new)

Kristen Jorgensen (sunnie) | 263 comments Mod
By Mouse and Frog by Deborah Freedman By Mouse and Frog by Deborah Freedman

When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt

Red A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall

Winnie The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker

What do you think? We have some very noteworthy authors here, are any of these titles Caldecott worthy?


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Maggi Rohde (mama_librarian) | 18 comments I already reviewed Red on my blog, and I LOVED it. I think Red is a wonderful story - maybe not Caldecott-worthy, but worth considering.


message 3: by Helen (new)

Helen | 13 comments Absolutely loved Red. A testament to 'true self', it is simple, understated & the 'message' isn't too preachy. Perfect.


message 4: by Jenni (new)

Jenni | 33 comments None of these are particular stand outs for me. Of the four, I enjoyed Red the most. There were some clever subtleties in the illustrations (the older crayons were shorter, the grandparents were gray and silver). I also appreciated that the message was not too heavy handed or preachy. Still, I would not expect any of these to be recognized as Caldecott winners.


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Of these four, Red was my favorite, but probably not a Caldecott contender.


message 6: by Jen (new)

Jen Ferry (librarygarden) | 79 comments Red is my favorite out of the bunch as well. I do like When Otis Courted Mama for the divorced parent/new person in the child's life aspect.


message 7: by Laura (last edited Jul 02, 2015 05:49PM) (new)

Laura Harrison | 352 comments I don't think any of these selections are close to being Caldecott worthy. Another upcoming book on Winnie the Pooh illustrated by Sophie Blackall does have a great shot at it.


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Beverly (bjbixlerhotmailcom) | 383 comments I have had a chance to read When Otis Courted Mama, Red, and Winnie. Our library system has not purchased By Mouse and Frog yet.
I enjoyed all three books, but I think I agree with the other comments above; these books may be selected as "notable," but perhaps not Caldecott awards or honors.


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Beverly (bjbixlerhotmailcom) | 383 comments Our library system finally received By Mouse and Frog. I loved the interaction between the mouse and frog; and have myself felt like the mouse many times. And I liked how the sketchy drawings resolved into a lovely painting at the end. While I thought it was a cute story and had adorable illustrations, I will not be holding my breath for its chances at a Caldecott award.


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