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In 1970, William Steig won the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble--the first of his many Newbery and Caldecott honors. In this donkey's tale, Steig imbues his characteristically simple illustrations of animals sporting human garb with evocative, irresistible, and heartbreakingly vivid emotions. The text is straightforward and the dialogue remarkably touching. Children will feel deeply for Sylvester and his parents, all wishing for the impossible--that the family will one day be reunited. Sylvester's sweet story is one that endures, reminding us all that sometimes what we have is all we really need. (Ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
No wonder this heart-warming book won the Caldecott award for quality in children's literature. The story is meaningful and the illustrations are colorful and charming. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Emily Wood
I read some negative reviews of this book, but I totally disagree. To me, this book is about someone who wishes for other things but finds out that many times, what you already... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bmtb
Be careful what you wish for! My 5yr old loved the story and it prompted good discussions about the emotions and actions of Sylvester and his parents.Published 2 months ago by Tamara
"He panicked," And that's why the magic pebble was rendered useless in precisely the moment its magic was needed.
Poor little, innocent one.... Read more
What a wonderful story.My 5 year old wanted to read this over and over again. :)Published 2 months ago by Kathylee Forrester