Caldecott Award Honors

Interrupting Chicken

September 22, 2016
Subheader: 

Quick review.

Review: 

A father rooster tells bedtime stories to a little chicken who interrupts the classic fairy tales with warnings to the characters. Then she tells a story to her dad and he falls asleep.

Message: 

None.

Seashore Story

September 26, 2016
Subheader: 

Japan's version of the fairy realm.

The framing device for the story basically lampshades the fact that the story has a weird ending, which is even weirder.

Read more...
Message: 

Don't forget about those who you love. The kids explicitly point out the moral in the book.

When Will the World Be Mine?

October 21, 2016
Subheader: 

When Will This Book Be Over?

An odd way of thinking about things, and also really long and boring, especially for such a brief story.

Read more...
Message: 

Everything is yours as much as you need it to be. Or maybe, don't take more of nature than you need? But it doesn't really say that. Maybe there is no message. It's complicated, like the relationship status on Facebook.

Pages