Tuesday, April 2, 2013

#AtoZChallenge 1991 Caldecott Winner 'Black & White' by David Macauley

In 1991, David Macauley won the Caldecott Award for his book Black and White. It's like four simultaneous stories all rolled into one. However, that isn't readily apparent the first time you look through it. The book challenges you to look at it again and again, to see how stories can depend on both the illustrations and the written word. I have a feeling its value is lost if viewing on a Kindle, though.

David Macauley also won the Caldecott Honor in 1974 for his book Cathedral and in 1978 for Castle. Both of these books have amazingly detailed illustrations of each structure, along with the history and construction of each. 

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