Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways
The popular fox sisters return in this book with three adventures precipitated by their need to avoid the dreaded cucumber sandwiches dad is preparing. Strong character development and a superb book design that showcases framed gouache paintings combine to encourage young readers to reach the trio of hilarious outcomes.
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
Mr. Watson's pig, the "porcine wonder" finally gets behind the wheel of a 1959 pink convertible. Van Dusen's gouache illustrations add a retro appearance to DiCamillo's superb dialogue-filled, 14-chapter story.
Move Over, Rover!
Beaumont's patterned cumulative text is expanded by Dyer's watercolors containing context clues to tell the story of creatures from Squirrel to Skunk seeking shelter by squeezing into Rover's doghouse.
Not a Box
Spare line drawings and minimal text show a personified bunny playing with, in and on a cardboard box. Beginning readers delight in discovering the rabbit's unlimited imaginative play in this square brown book.