Annal: 1999 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Picture Book

Results of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in the year 1999.

Book:Red-Eyed Tree Frog

Red-Eyed Tree Frog

Joy Cowley, Nic Bishop

In this spectacular photo-illustrated book, a plucky red-eyed tree frog searches for something to eat—and avoids the many dangers of the rain forest. Vibrant images and an engaging, simple text reveal the world of the tree frog and the wonder of Earth’s creatures, large and small. Full color.



Bill T. Jones, Susan Kuklin

Dance celebrates the exhilaration, joy, and magic of movement. A lyrical, simple text is matched by astounding photographs of Bill T. Jones doing what he does best—flying through the air, twisting and twirling into unimaginable shapes and curves—in a word, dancing! This vibrant picture book for children (and dance lovers of any age) pays homage to the wonder of the body and the pure thrill of Jones’s breathtaking art.

Book:The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat

Edward Lear, James Marshall

The Owl and the Pussycat of Lear’s ballad are truly made for each other, as depicted by James Marshall in these poignant, slaphappy illustrations. Only Marshall could have shown us the Owl serenading the pampered Pussycat on the deck of the S.S. Dorabella, or the Pussycat posing for travel photographs, or the happy couple’s goofy wedding dance “by the light of the moon.”

Here is a final gift from this greatly beloved creator of children’s books.

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