Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Round 4

We're getting closer to finding out the winner of the first annual Beardacott Award AND the actual Caldecott Award.  This week we read three books and it was a close vote!
 In A Home For Bird by Caldecott winning author Philip Stead, Bird is lost and his new, adventurous friend, Vernon is determined to help him find his home.  The story is sweet and the illustrations are, as one second grader described, "colorful and unique". 
 and then it's spring is illustrated by Erin Stead, a Caldecott winning illustrator who happens to be  married to Philip Stead.  The lovely illustrations and wood block prints in this book tell the story of a little boy and his animals waiting for their plants to grow.  It reminds us in these cold weeks that spring is coming...
Homer, written and illustrated by Elisha Cooper ,  tells the story of the gentle dog and how his day passes on the porch. The illustrations are beautiful, many kids described them as realistic.  The story is lovely. 

A Home For Bird was our winner by only four points, Homer came in second place so it seems it should win too.  Let's see what happens next week!

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