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It's a Secret: Caldecott Contender?

It's a Secret It's a Secret!
Written & illustrated by John Burningham
Ages 3-9

This latest offering by John Burningham finds Malcolm the cat sleeping by day and venturing out to secret adventures at night. Inquisitive Marie Elaine is not content to let sleeping cats lie and manages to accompany Malcolm to a party after being chased by a gang of dogs.

Mr. Burningham's ability to infuse his illustrations with a wry sense of humor (case in point, the introduction of the dog gang) and his simple but engaging story make for one heck of a read.  He has truly created some magic here and I would think we'll be seeing this book on the Caldecott short list.

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Monica Edinger

Hi There!

John Burningham is a terrific illustrator, but being British he is not eligible for the Caldecott.

Judy Weymouth

I would like to know if the Kid Lit Kit blog will be following the format used during the last school year of daily posts Monday through Friday. If so, when will they begin?

Thank you

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