Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Caldecott Medal Winner!

I want to congratulate my friend Beth Krommes, winner of the 2009 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. She illustrated the book “The House in the Night,” (Houghton Mifflin 2008) which was written by Susan Marie Swanson.

Quoting from the Caldecott Medal website:

"Richly detailed black-and-white scratchboard illustrations expand this timeless bedtime verse, offering reassurance to young children that there is always light in the darkness. Krommes' elegant line, illuminated with touches of golden watercolor, evoke the warmth and comfort of home and family, as well as the joys of exploring the wider world."

Read about Beth (and other winners) in the New York Times.

See Beth on the Today Show.

“The House in the Night” is an absolutely beautiful book! Yeah Beth!!!! This couldn't have happened to a nicer person.