January 26th, 2009

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Congratulations!!!

The American Library Association recognized some mighty fine books this morning, not the least of which is Marla Frazee's A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever -- a 2009 Caldecott Honor Award winner.

Granted, I'm already inclined to be wooed by her work because Marla is a dear friend and personal illustrator of my next picture book, but truly folks...

A Couple of Boys is a tender, funny, empathic, intimate snapshot of boyhood and Marla is one deserving winner.

Raising my glass...