Make Way for Ducklings (1942):
Because I loved it as a child and believe its appeal is timeless. The masterly, unshowy illustrations carry the narrative and characterizations and establish a particular time and place that becomes universal. Because it is a story — involving, amusing, enlarging — whose form perfectly fits the picture book.
—Emily Arnold McCully,
winner of the 1993 Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire