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  •  Let's see: (6+ / 0-)
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    hlsmlane, 88kathy, texasmom, mapamp, cfk, Limelite

    1. Margaret and Hans Augusto Rey's 'Curious George'
    2. Theodor Seuss Geisel's 'The Cat in the Hat'
    3. Virginia Lee Burton's 'Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel'
    4. Maurice Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are'
    5. Lafcadio Hearn's Japanese Fairy Tales (specifically 'The Boy Who Drew Cats')

    I've never been able to put things that I love into lists, so, what I did was list the books that I read so often and went back to so much that my parents ended up having to repurchase them during my early childhood (with the exception of the beautifully illustrated Lafcadio Hearn book, which my mother purchased while stationed in Japan with the Air Force during the VietNam war. My mother taught the children of American officers and was assigned to teach english to the children of Japanese workers on the base, and the local children loved these stories).

    I can't say that I was influenced by a book that I loved having a medal or an award, but I do think that more of the books that I loved as a kid had Caldecott Medal stamps or stickers than Newbery awards.

    I have memories of my copy of 'Where the Wild Things Are' having a Caldecott stamp or sticker on the front that was as big as anything on the front of the book. So much so that, as a child, I thought the author forgot to tell the story of how the monsters got their giant gold protective shield to float around and watch over them while they were relaxing/sleeping.

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