Paul O. Zelinsky’s Favorite Caldecott

mccloskey makeway Paul O. Zelinskys Favorite CaldecottI will say Make Way for Ducklings (1942) by Robert McCloskey is my favorite Caldecott–winning book because to say Where the Wild Things Are, which is also correct, would be just too obvious. Going with MWfD is hardly unconventional, but I chose it because it was utterly convincing; it made me think I knew Boston like the back of my wing, and that I was a duck.

—Paul O. Zelinsky,
winner of the 1998 Caldecott Medal for Rapunzel

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  1. [...] People’s Ears written by Margaret Musgrove and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (1977) b) Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (1942) c) Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak [...]

  2. [...] Caldecott winner Zelinsky’s favorite Caldecott winner /* Filed Under: Talks with Roger Tagged With: Talks with Roger About Roger SuttonRoger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads. [...]

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