Big congrats to one of our very favorite book authors / illustrators – Jon Klassen. He won the 2013 Caldecott for This Is Not My Hat – a house favorite that we’ve read twice just this week, and it’s only Wednesday. Outside of Extra Yarn (my Klassen favorite for illustrations, authored by Max Barnett), This Is Not My Hat is my favorite all-Klassen. I didn’t include it in our Klassen book review because we didn’t own it – we picked it up when it came out late last year and it quickly soared to the top of the pile.
This book is hilarious, and also, a life of crime never pays. Next time you talk to my girls ask them about their favorite page. It changes weekly. But we can all agree that the crab-snitch is a clear contender.
And since I kind of buried the link to a video of another favorite in our house – I’ll embed the video of Oliver Jeffers discussing his process a bit (thanks again, Krista, for the sending it our way), and since I’m thinking about these sorts of things, I also think I’ll do a roundup of our favorite past Caldecott winners (including Sylvester and the Magic Pebble from this past Monday).
Oliver Jeffers Author Film 2013 from Oliver Jeffers on Vimeo.
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