Uri Shulevitz

Book Review: The Fool Of The World And The Flying Ship By Ransome & Shulevitz

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Seeing as it is April 1, also known as All Fools’ Day, I find it only fitting to share a book about one who is labeled as the Fool of the World. The story was originally published in 1916 as part of Old Peter’s Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome. Illustrator Uri Shulevitz has taken the story and given it beautiful illustrations which won him the Caldecott medal in 1969. So let’s celebrate an old Russian Tale and learn that perhaps a fool really isn’t what we think he is. This is The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship by Arthur Ransome, pictures by Uri Shulevtiz, 1968. Read the full post…

10 Things To Know About The Caldecott Medal

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The Caldecott medal sticker on A Sick Day For Amos McGee, (front), illustrated by Erin Stead

Monday, January 28, is a big day in the world of children’s picture books. The 2013 Caldecott Medal will be awarded as well as some honorable mentions. If you aren’t obsessed with children’s books like myself, then you may not care a lick; but in case you want to at least be a little knowledgeable, I am here to help. Here are 10 interesting things to know about the Caldecott Medal: Read the full post…

Children’s Picture Books For Winter, 2013


Post holiday season is always a little gloomy, especially with the gray weather and cold. But never fear! I have a list of 10 lovely wintery books just perfect for snuggling up and celebrating the brisk season. Read the full post…