Saturday, January 31, 2009

Caldecott winner

So today I got to read the Caldecott Winner, The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson and Illustrated by Krommes.

Did it deserve the Caldecott?

Well, I can't really say. But I will say that I really, really liked it. A simple story that reminded me of poems like This is the House that Jack Built or The Napping House, but with a more poetic feel. The illustrations were simple and stylized and very different from my own work, but they were very... charming is the word that comes to mind, but I'm not sure its the word I want. I liked them, anway.

I'll just say that they could definitely have chosen a worse book to give a gold sticker. If you haven't looked at this one yet, give it a try.

1 comment:

Sherri said...

I move that you should establish the "Sarah" awards. You could sell books....