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The Happy Day

PDF Caldecott Honor - 1950
The use of color is very important to this story.The cover is a very bold shade of yellow.In the middle is a “carved out” black and white image of animals at play.Artist begins showing all of the animals, hidden in the snowy landscape, from smallest to largest.I like how each animal is represented equally and with their own two-page layout. There is no way of knowing which animal the artist prefers.In the conclusion of the story all of the animals are focused around the only piece of color in the whole book, and that is the first yellow flower of spring. The theme of the book is the arrival of spring, which the reader interprets from the illustrations, rather than reading the text.

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