Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Caldecott Challenge 2000-2003

Out of the 17 book from 2000-2003, 10 of them had cats somewhere in the illustrations.
Meow-za! That's more than half!

I wish I had been keeping an accurate record from the start. I also wish that I would have kept track of dogs appearing illustration. I would love to know definitively which is more common in Caldecott award winning illustrations, dogs or cats.

The world just doesn't have enough dog vs. cat competitions.

As a cat-person who now owns a very sweet dog, I feel conflicted about which team I would cheer for.

However my gut says cats rule the Caldecotts.




Caldecott Medal and Honor Books 2000-2003

2000 Medal Winner:
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat  
by Simms Taback (Viking)



2000 Honor Books: 

A Child's Calendar 
 illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
written by John Updike 


Sector 7  
by David Wiesner 


When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry  
by Molly Bang 


The Ugly Duckling 
by Jerry Pinkney 


2001 Medal Winner:
So You Want to Be President? 
illustrated by David Small, 
written by Judith St. George (Philomel)


2001 Honor Books: 

Casey at the Bat  
illustrated by Christopher Bing
written by Ernest Thayer 


Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type 
 illustrated by Betsy Lewin
written by Doreen Cronin 


Olivia  
by Ian Falconer 


2002 Medal Winner:
The Three Pigs 
by David Wiesner


2002 Honor Books:

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins 
illustrated by Brian Selznick
written by Barbara Kerley 


Martin's Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
illustrated by Bryan Collier
written by Doreen Rappaport 

The Stray Dog
by Marc Simont


2003 Medal Winner:
My Friend Rabbit  
by Eric Rohmann


2003 Honor Books:

The Spider and the Fly
illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
written by Mary Howitt 

Hondo & Fabian 
by Peter McCarty 

Noah's Ark
by Jerry Pinkney

Caldecott Challenge Total 1938-2000: 275



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