Annal: 1998 Golden Kite Picture Book Illustration Award

Results of the Golden Kite Award in the year 1998. Due to multiple honors from a single award, the following titles received no points in this category: Zelda and Ivy.



Uri Shulevitz

“It’s snowing,” said boy with dog.

“It’s only a snowflake,” said grandfather with beard.

No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it.

This playful depiction of a snowy day and the transformation of a city is perfectly captured in simple, poetic text and lively watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations.

Book:Zelda and Ivy

Zelda and Ivy

Laura Mcgee Kvasnosky

Zelda and Ivy are fox sisters with a flair for the dramatic. Their exploits unfold with plenty of sugar and sass in this spirited trio of stories. Wry and genuine, the linked episodes and expressive illustrations will strike home with beginning readers, especially those who’ve experienced the warmth — and occasional wrath — of a sibling’s attentions.

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