Saturday, January 31, 2015

...And The Winner of the 2015 Oak Hills Elementary Mock Caldecott Is....Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Over the last few weeks, OHE students have been mulling over the myriad of choices for our school's Mock Caldecott. It's been great!! All of us have enjoyed the process and learned to evaluate picture books! They have learned to evaluate the artwork/illustrations and how the illustrations support the text. Along the way, they built an enthusiasm for their favorite books! We took our time and passed the books around so every child could see, read and evaluate!

Students gained a greater understanding of why the decision is so difficult! But in the end, children loved getting to see and read these wonderful books. Most of all, no matter what the evaluation process may be, children know what they like and are steadfast in their support! All of the books in our Mock Caldecott received many votes. But the highest vote count went to...

1. Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend (the overwhelming winner!)

The runner up books, in order of vote, were...
2. Gaston
3. Sam and Dave Dig A Hole
4. My Teacher Is A Monster
5. Sparky

For those who haven't seen the is a wonderful teaser book trailer for Beekle.