Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Caldecott and Newbery Medals 2000

Caldecott Medal, 2000

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat was written by Simms Talback and was the 2000 Caldecott winner. This is the story of a man named Joseph with an overcoat. As his coat becomes worn out Joseph turned it into a jacket. That jacket eventually becomes a vest. That vest becomes a scarf. And on and on. The fun in this book is the different-shaped holes created on each page by the illustrator. Kids love to predict what will happen to the next level of clothing. This book will be enjoyed by both kids and adults.

Newbery Medal, 2000

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis was the Newberry winner in the year 2000. The story begins in the depression with “Bud – not Buddy” in an orphanage four years after his mother’s death. After a few “unfortunate incidents” in both the home and foster care, Buddy runs away to search for his Dad. There is a bit of a surprise ending but let me just say that Bud’s problems are resolved. This is a sweet read. Our ten-year old grandson would love this book!

Book Reviews by Susan Berry

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