The Rooster Crows –1946 Caldecott Medal Book
The Rooster Crows by Maud and Miska Petersham retells many familiar American rhymes and jingles. Many I had heard before, but some were not so familiar to me. The vintage illustrations are colorful and detailed, depicting the storylines accurately. Although we enjoyed this book, I would suggest reading it in smaller bits. After a while, my kids asked for a different story, but they did enjoy hearing moreat a later time.
1. “Excellence of execution in the artistic technique employed.” –Beautiful artwork typical for the time period,with bright colors and details.
2. “Excellence of pictorial interpretation of story, theme, or concept.” – Yes, these timeless rhymes and jingles deserve the old-fashioned painting-type illustrations this book affords. (I like this sentence!)
3. “Appropriateness of style of illustration to the story, theme or concept.” – Yes – perfect for this type of book.
4. “Delineation of plot, theme, characters, setting, mood or information through the pictures.” – Yes, each jingle has its own illustration that depicts well the story. (Seems like you would want to be consistent with the punctuation.)
5. “Excellence of presentation in recognition of a child audience.” – The picctures are very appealing for children and adults alike.
Age Range: 1-8
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