Caldecott Medalist Ed Young’s latest, THE WEATHER’S BET published today with Philomel Books to some great reviews!
From Caldecott Medalist Ed Young comes a picture book retelling of Aesop’s fable The Wind and the Sun.
Once upon the sky, there were three powers–the Wind, the Rain, and the Sun–each claiming to be the mightier than the others. One day, the powers came upon a shepherd girl fast asleep upon a hill, so they made a bet to see who could make her take her cap off. Who will be the strongest of them all?
Rendered in exquisite mixed-media collage, Caldecott Medalist Ed Young’s gorgeous and deeply poignant retelling of the well-known Aesop’s fable The Wind and the Sun, proves that sometimes gentle persuasion and kindness are the best virtues of all.
PRAISE FOR THE WEATHER’S BET:
Ed Young was born in Tientsin, China, and brought up in Shanghai. Mr. Young has been illustrating children’s books for more than twenty years and has won many awards. He received the 1990 Caldecott Medal for his book Lon Po Po, and his much-lauded collaboration with anthologist Nancy Larrick, Cats Are Cats, was named one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 1988 by The New York Times.
You can also go to Ed’s website for more information on him and his books.