(Gift of Clara Noyes, 1989)
|The namesake of the annual Caldecott Medal, awarded since 1938 for the "most distinguished
American picture book for children in the United States," Randolph Caldecott published sixteen books of nursery
rhymes and poems for children between 1876 and 1885. These volumes are considered to be the progenitor of the modern
Caldecott attempted to interpret the stories he was telling instead of simply reciting them, using his illustrations as windows into the characters. Picture Book No. 2 weaves themes of emotional growth and children's perceptual processes into the stories of Sing a Song for Sixpence and The Queen of Hearts.
Updated: 29 April 2004, RKB
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