Category Archives: Caldecott Award Winner

Picture Book Saturday


I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black

I'm Bored Book Cover

My Grandma always told me when I was growing up that there is no such thing as being bored-there is only boring people. This book is that statement all summed up. It starts with a little girl who keeps saying how bored she is and she insists that there is just nothing to do. However, when a potato comes along and tells her that kids are boring she is determined to prove him wrong and she she easily finds many fun things to do. This book had me laughing out loud many times at the little girl’s antics as she tries to convince a potato that kids are not boring. I think my favorite part of this story is the potato. His reactions to the little girl are just too funny! I really think you should give this book a try and if you have a child that is always bored read it with them! Maybe this book will open their eyes to a world of fun possibilities!

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

This is Not My Hat Book Cover

2013 2×2 Reading List Title

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen is the 2013 Caldecott Award winner. While the illustrations really are unique  I did not care much for the rest of this book. There was a lobster who helped the big fish track down the little fish who stole his hat and the lobster was funny, but I found the rest of the story kind of dull. A big fish chases down a little fish to get back his tiny hat. He finally finds the little fish (we assume he eats up the little fish) and then the big fish swims away with his hat. The end. The story really is that simple and the ending really is that abrupt. Overall, I did not enjoy this book.

How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan

How to Babysit a Grandpa Book Cover

2013 2×2 Reading List Title

I love, love, love this book! As a new mom who gets to watch a doting grandpa with his first grandchild I can see this story coming to life in my near future and it brought a smile to my face! When Grandpa arrives at the house the little boy starts instructing readers on how to babysit a grandpa. From the arrival of Grandpa, to snack time and naptime this little boy has it all figured out. It is a super fun and silly book for kids as they will enjoy the premise of a child babysitting Grandpa. As for adults, you will be giggling right along with your children as you read this story and as you watch the little boy fall for his own babysitting tricks. Enjoy!