This is the Caldecott Medal, which, I imagine many of you know, is awarded — and subsequently affixed, in sticker form — annually to the children’s book with the best illustrations. Note the terrified ducks*:
*okay, technically they are geese. Note the terrified members of family Anatidae, then.
Did no one find that a trifle grim, in combination with this particular winner?
Enjoy the peanuts and swims in the park, little ducklings, for when you grow up, dogs, crazed children, and bald men on rampaging horses will run you down. Sweet dreams!