Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Monday, January 18, 2010

Caldecott Award to Jerry Pinkney

Congratulations to author Jerry Pinkney for receiving the Randolph Caldecott award for The Lion and The Mouse! In an Associated Press article today by Hellel Italie she provides quotes from him and notes other authors who won the top prizes in children's literature. I fell in love with The Lion and The Mouse when I received it for review in September 09. The wordless adaptation of the famous Aesop's Fable has beautiful watercolor illustrations and is sure to become a classic. While Pinkney has won many national awards for his 75 books during his 40 year career, this is his first Caldecott award. He has been a runner-up five times.

Congratulations to all the authors who received prizes today in children's and young adult literature! A complete list of all the winners can be found on the American Library Association web page.


  1. It is such a beautiful book :-)

    You cracked me up, btw, when you said our brains would still be much but our kids' would be, too XD


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