So, as you might expect if you have looked here before, I was kind of disappointed that Hokey Pokey got nothing from the Newbery committee today.
However, Flora & Ulysses is certainly a very worthy (and slightly surprising) choice. Easy to say that now that DiCamillo has won the award. Again. I hadn’t read Flora but it had been high on my to-read list. Since I found myself stuck home sick today anyway, I figured why not read it? So I did. I loved it. Very deserving of the award. I am going to read it again and pick it apart to see if I can learn some of Kate DiCamillo’s trade secrets. I’ll post more on it later.