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April 6, 2016

Picture Book March Madness: The Championship


Congratulations to the Wildcats, and condolences to the Tar Heels. Now on to more important business! Which picture books will face off in our Championship? Our Final Four matches were too close to call for a while there, but the results are finally in. Despite his many legs and indefatigable track record, The Very Hungry Caterpillar couldn't keep up with Max and his Wild Things. We wish him well—he has a high-flying future ahead of him. The Lorax, meanwhile, out-colored and out-matched The Day the Crayons Quit, which is okay, because those crayons have been looking forward to a vacation for some time.

This means that Where the Wild Things Are will face off against The Lorax in this, the Championship Round. It's somehow fitting that our top Caldecott Medalist would have to contend with our most Colorful Classic. Who will triumph? And which remaining picture book will take home the bronze medal—The Very Hungry Caterpillar or The Day the Crayons Quit? These decisions are once again in your hands, gentle readers! Take a look at the brackets below and cast your votes in the embedded form.

Championship Matchup   Race for the Bronze
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So will it be Sendak or Seuss for the gold? And Carle or Jeffers for the bronze? Check back next week, when we'll crown the winners. If you're a big fan of The Lorax, our friends at Brightly have their own March Madness bracket going for Best Picture Book Character Ever, and that little Seussian conservationist is a finalist there, too! Check it out and cast your vote.
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