2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner
Starred Review, School Library Journal, August 2011:
"Raschka’s genius lies in capturing the essence of situations that are deeply felt by children."
Starred Review, Horn Book, September/October 2011:
"a story that is noteworthy for both its artistry and its child appeal."
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2011:
“Rarely, perhaps never, has so steep an emotional arc been drawn with such utter, winning simplicity.”
About the Author
CHRIS RASCHKA has written and/or illustrated over 30 books for children, including The Purple Balloon,
called "deceptively simple and beautifully direct" by Kirkus Reviews.
His other books include Good Sports,
an ALA Notable Book; the 2006 Caldecott Medal winning title, The Hello, Goodbye Window;
the Caldecott Honor Books Yo! Yes?;
and Mysterious Thelonius.