Friday, December 21, 2007

Caldecott/Newbery Award Winner Videos

The New Hampshire Public TV Web site has a video on demand of classic children's picture books for online viewing.

Some of these are short films, mostly produced by the Weston Woods company, of classic children's books like LENTIL or WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. When I was a kid, these are the kinda movies that we watched in class, or maybe saw on Captain Kangaroo. The camera pans over the illustrations, with a narrator reading the text. Nothing fancy. These are charming and I'm enjoying the camera languishing over some beautiful watercolors on TIME OF WONDER by Robert McCloskey, a book I haven't even thought about in a couple of decades.

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