In the last session of ALSC Online courses, I took “The Caldecott Medal: Understanding Distinguished Art in Picture Books.” K.T. Horning’s expertise, combined with that of knowledgeable class members, including an artist and several past Caldecott Committee members, made the class worthwhile and enjoyable. I loved K.T.’s daily “Did You Know…” facts about Caldecott books, illustrators, banquets, and more.
I’ll share one of my favorites – get out your Caldecott books and see if you can hunt down this little gem of trivia!
- Which Caldecott-winning book contains a likeness of a future president?
- Which future president appears in the book?
- Where in the book does he appear?
I’ve given you a hint for each question within this post. Feel free to chime in when you know any of the answers. Have any fun Caldecott facts of your own?
(If you were in the class, don’t give it away!)
** UPDATE **
No one’s found him yet? Here’s another clue: