Caldecott Award Honors

In the Forest

November 4, 2016
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Mundane walk through the forest with fanciful animals.

There's no real message. It doesn't really go anywhere. The animals don't really do anything. There aren't any characters. Nobody really has a personality.

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Message: 

None.

Anatole

November 15, 2016
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Ode to capitalism.

It presupposes a world where mice are intelligent and humans exist but don't realize that the mice are intelligent, which is kind of a difficult world to live in when you realize that we kill mice for pretty trifling things. But, you know.

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Message: 

Everybody has some skill of worth.

It Could Always Be Worse

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

Review: 

Yiddish folk tale. Interesting moral. A man has a huge family cramped and fighting in a small house and complains to the rabbi, who tells him to keep bringing larger and larger animals inside with the family. At the end, when he tells him to let the animals back out again, the house seems so roomy that they are happy.

Message: 

It could always be worse.

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