Movie Analysis : ' The Caldecott Medal '

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Ever since 1938 a picture book published the preceding year is chosen to receive an award called a Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal is named after the English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott. In order to receive the award, picture books are judged on an array of criteria spanning from pictorial interpretation of theme, concept and story to the style of the illustrations used. In addition, the plot of the story must be highlighted and informed through the pictures themselves, in a way tell the story without the words. After reviewing 15 Caldecott medal-winning picture books I needed to make a decision of which book I personally deemed superior to the others in regards to what makes a picture book a good picture book. After some thought I decided to choose a family favorite, Where the Wild Things are, as my book to discuss as my superior picture book. Rationale The book I believe that is the best picture book is Where the Wild Things are due to its ability to not only engage the reader through the text but to show how a young boy’s imagination can actually grow, develop and create a whole new world from the one he currently is in. The transition from laying in his own bed to being in a jungle like environment made me want to even go back and look at how every little aspect of the boy’s room changed, how it changed and what it changed into. In addition to the transitions and use of showing imagination the illustrations themselves are

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