Did you know that the 2012 Caldecott book is a wordless picture book? Amazing! A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka won the Caldecott for best illustrated story. Raschka already has another Caldecott under his belt—Hello, Goodbye Window won in 2006. But A Ball for Daisy was his first wordless picture book and Raschka said “…was a challenge … and went through many, many variations” in an NPR post. Read the entire article on NPR’s blog. Pretty fascinating.
At the SCBWI-LA 2009 conference, which I attended, the Golden Kite Award was presented to Hyewon Yum for another wordless picture book, Last Night. It was a delightful illustrated story.
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island … and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.” – Walt Disney