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Wednesday, May 29, 2002

IMAGE OF THE WEEK





Detail from Tuesday, by David Wiesner.

David Wiesner won the Caldecott Medal for this book in 1992. What is so interesting about his books isn't merely the stunning artwork, but the fact that Wiesner tells inventive, whimsical stories that are full of fantasy and charm without using any words at all. His work is visual storytelling in the purest sense of the word, and his clean pictures -- with their sense of motion, as well as their simultaneous realism and fantastic qualities -- make plain the events that are transpiring. He even conveys a sense of character, no mean feat for a person not using words to tell his stories. He is one of the finest authors of children's books today.

(The picture links to Wiesner's official website.)

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