An interesting article with author/illustrator Jon Klassen in School Library Journal on the day "This Is Not My Hat" released. I enjoyed the ink blot question, as his answer is very different from mine, as well as him answering what he thinks happened at the end of his first book "I Want My Hat Back".
This is a link to Jon Klassen's Tumblr page, wherein he posts illustrations or other projects he's done, sneak peaks to upcoming works, and upcoming tour dates. I'm looking forward to checking out the just released book he illustrated for Lemony Snicket, entitled "The Dark". Will this be an award winner in 2014?
I profiled Caldecott-winning author and illustrator Jon Klassen for Maclean’s in last week’s issue, since he is Canadian, and his newest project is illustrating Lemony Snicket’s new picture book THE...
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A quick piece on Jon Klassen, including the featured "fan-art" by Klassen.
Great thoughts regarding the lesson behind both "I Want My Hat Back" and "This is Not My Hat" and the power behind perspective in literature. As expressed in the comments section of this post, these books could be used in a lesson for older children when teaching how perspective can change the whole story.
Inside the Caldecott with Steven Herb Interview by Victor Sensenig The American Library Association’s Caldecott Medal is the premier award for children’s picture books and a major determinant of what goes on book shelves and reading lists in American...
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Not about 'This is not my hat' directly, but an intriguing interview with Steven Herb who has been on the Caldecott committee more than once, and chaired the committee in 2012. This contains interesting insights about what goes into deciding the Caldecott winners.
The terms and criteria for eligibility of a book for the Caldecott Medal, awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the atist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
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