Annal: 2003 Randolph Caldecott Medal

Results of the Randolph Caldecott Medal in the year 2003.

Book:My Friend Rabbit

My Friend Rabbit

Eric Rohmann

When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn’t far behind. Of course, Rabbit has a solution—but when Rabbit sets out to solve a problem, even bigger problems follow.

Every child who’s ever had someone slightly bigger or slightly older over to play will recognize this story about toys and trouble and friendship. Eric Rohmann’s third picture book is illustrated with robust, wonderfully expressive hand-colored relief prints—the perfect vehicle for a simple, heartfelt tale about childhood.

Book:Hondo and Fabian

Hondo and Fabian

Peter McCarty

Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home.

” Wake up, Hondo. Time to go!”
Hondo will have an adventure.
Fabian will stay home.

A dog named Hondo and his friend Fred are going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. Who will cause more trouble? And who will have more fun?

Peter McCarty’s exquisite illustrations and understated wit turn an ordinary day in the lives of two pets into a rare delight.

Book:Noah's Ark (Jerry Pinkney)

Noah's Ark

Jerry Pinkney

For 40 days and 40 nights rain poured from the heavens, enveloping the world. Only Noah had been warned by God of the great flood-and only Noah could save life on earth. This powerful story of salvation has fascinated people of all ages for centuries. Now, four-time Caldecott Honor-ricipient Jerry Pinkney captures all the courage, drama, and beauty of this ancient parable in rich, glorious paintings. Full of sensitive detail and emotion, his art brings new life and meaning to an important message of peace. This elegant edition of Noah’s Ark promises to give readers strength and hope for many years to come.

Book:The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the Fly

Mary Howitt, Tony DiTerlizzi

“Will you walk into my parlor,”
said the Spider to the Fly…

is easily one of the most recognized and quoted first lines in all of English verse. But do you have any idea how the age-old tale of the Spider and the Fly ends? Join celebrated artist Tony DiTerlizzi as he—drawing inspiration from one of his loves, the classic Hollywood horror movies of the 1920s and 1930s—shines a cinematic spotlight on Mary Howitt’s warning, written to her own children about those who use sweet words to hide their not-so-sweet intentions.

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