Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
Crews has elevated books for very young children to an art form. His bold illustrations raise the ordinary into stylized representations. The ingenious use of design and color has made his works both dynamic and accessible, especially to toddlers. Crews remains popular with young children generation after generation. He has been consistently excellent with a wide range of titles, such as “Harbor,” “Parade,” “Truck,” “Shortcut” and “Bigmama’s,” all published by Greenwillow Books.