After reading the blog posts about the Mock Caldecott, I realize that this project would be a huge commitment. To be honest, I would not undertake this in my first (or first few) years of teaching. However, after having the project carefully planned out, I would LOVE to do something similar. I think that it is great that he made the medal image a competition. It would likely make the students motivated. It would also make students read more. Although it would be a large project to do it the way that this teacher did, I think it would be educational and thoroughly enjoyable.
After reading Mr. Shu’s list of nominees, I had a hard time narrowing it to my top three. However, number one was an easy pick for me.
3. “Float” by Daniel Miyares. This book looks beautiful and I love the illustrations on the cover.
2.”Toys Meet Snow” by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. This is another book that I would like to see on my desk waiting for me to crack open. The idea of toys meeting snow brings out my inner child.
My number one choice is…
“Whisper” Pamela Zagarenski. So incredibly creative and I beautiful!