Illustrator/Author: David Wiesner
While I loved this book, as usual, I have to wonder a bit at why Wiesner has gotten so many Caldecotts. Granted, the story is funny, scientifically accurate (except for the flying), and beautifully rendered, but so was Flotsam. At least The Three Pigs (review to come) has a distinctively different illustration and storytelling style from the other two. This one, however, is very similar to some of his other work. Nothing against the book – I love it – but one wonders who else could have gotten the recognition one of those years. Regardless, the book is gorgeous and the frogs fabulous.