The Little Island

By Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (illustrator),

Book cover of The Little Island: (Caldecott Medal Winner)

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1 author picked The Little Island as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This beautiful picturebook won the Caldecott Medal in 1947, but it’s as timeless as they come. It’s a shame you don’t see it around that much these days. It tells the story of an island throughout the four seasons, including crabs, seals and a visiting cat who can’t handle the island’s deepest secret. It seems like a simple book, but there’s a whole lot going on beneath the surface. The way the world appears is all to do with who’s looking at it.

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