Monday, June 11, 2012

Caldecott Challenge 1955

1955, the year that brought us The Micky Mouse Club and Captain Kangaroo, finally brought a Caldecott Gold to Marcia Brown after 6 Caldecott honors. Her version of Cinderella is a classic that still circulates with the princess and fairy crowd in my library.

The Honor winner, Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes illustrated by Marguerite de Angeli remindes me a lot of the Mother Goose book I grew up with. It's big and thick and filled with tons of nursery rhymes, with rich, full color illustrations every few pages. There are lots of lesser known nursery rhymes along with familiar ones and lovely line drawings filling the the white spaces. 

I loved finding a new-to-me tongue twister about Theophilus Thistle, and the Bud helped me out with the video below.

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1955 Medal Winner:
Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper 
illustrated by Marcia Brown
translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown

Honor Books:
Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes
illustrated by Marguerite de Angeli 

Wheel On The Chimney
illustrated by Tibor Gergely
written by Margaret Wise Brown

The Thanksgiving Story
illustrated by Helen Sewell
written by Alice Dalgliesh

Current Caldecott Challenge Total: 90 books out of 310

1 comment:

  1. The Bud did great with that tricky tongue twister! :) I too have such fond memories of my nursery rhyme book from childhood. I'm sure it's a function of the million times it must have been read to me!