Caldecott Award Honors

Wee Gillis

November 26, 2016
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Insert joke involving bagpipes, cows, and deer.

The style of the illustrations isn't very modern but they're pretty. There's not much to it. It's just another book where somebody turns out to have hidden talents they weren't expecting to have.

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Put your strengths to use. Or, don't be prejudiced against your neighbors.

The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up

November 26, 2016
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The earth goes around the sun. In lots more words.

It's kind of cool, because it's fairly scientifically accurate, but it's not done in a very interesting way. It has good facts in it, but it's not very engaging, especially to kids nowadays because it's so wordy.

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Teaches about the sun and the earth.

Fish in the Air

November 29, 2016
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Is it racist to say that Chinese people fly kites?

You would think that he would speak in perfect English, because it takes place in China, and they certainly wouldn't be speaking to each other in English. That's kind of a weird convention, but I'm not sure whether it's racist. It's just weird.

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None.

A Child's Calendar

November 19, 2016
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Lackluster poems for every month.

It's pretty stereotypical. Very American, with the Fourth of July, baseball, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the obsession with Christmas in December. There's not really much to it, with no storyline or message.

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None.

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