The New York Public Library has just published a list of 100 great children's books. In reading through the titles, enraptured, I decided to do a little research on the American author/illustrator Donald Crews. Crews is a two time Caldecott Honor winner, and among a whole host of other titles, he's produced a collection of stunning picture books featuring transportation. I'm familiar with his Freight Train book, but I have to admit that I had no idea of his expanded repertoire. The following four books are going straight on my wishlist:
Crews has also created books about his summers spent in the American south as a child. This, of course, is a subject close to my heart and I'll be scouring the library soon for a copy of Bigmama's. I'll let you know if I find it!