You know I always make Caldecott & Newbery predictions. I've already voted for my favorite (figuratively--you can only literally vote if you are on the committee!)--I chose Blue Sky, White Stars by Savinder Naberhaus, illustrated by Kadir Nelson. But now I want to show you the book that SHOULD win.
Barbara Dacosta and Ed Young's unique interpretation of Moby Dick, Mighty Moby, is a stunning collage piece that focuses on a child's imagination. Dacosta writes the book using quotes from the original Moby Dick text. This book is not for the youngest children (there's a lot of red symbolizing blood), but it is a great way to introduce this classic book to kids who value adventure and creativity. The first read-through will surprise the readers with a twist! And then you'll never read it the same way again.
Come take a look at this amazing, artistic, energetic book!