Jon Klassen – 2 Caldecotts this year alone!
It’s Jon Klassen’s year, that’s for sure. He won the prestigious Caldecott medal for This Is Not My Hat, a companion book to the outstanding I Want My Hat Back (2011). And if that wasn’t enough, he won a Caldecott Honor for Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett. Amazing. Jon is humble and funny and is enjoying working on children’s books. He was in the animation world working on films like Kung Fu Panda and the like. He finds children’s books pretty rewarding and, I, for one am delighted he does. Here is a photo of Jon speaking at the National Book Festival.