"It feels like it is actually real."
"It feels like it is actually happening. I feel like the words match the pictures so well."
"It was impressive how it was very detailed. The illustrator had to work on it. The color was the exact color as it should have been."
Our Schechter Caldecott gold medal went to another book, Mr. Wuffles. Rarely do our students agree with the official Caldecott winner. This year our students almost equally divided their votes between Mr. Wuffles and Journey. It was a difficult decision.
"There was tons of color. Tons of movement. There's a lot of action. You can read it over and over again and find new stuff each time."
"There were a lot of details. He shakes the spaceship and a whole story starts."
"The pictures really showed how Mr. Wuffles acts. They were real but not real, like a comic book. I liked how the aliens and the bugs had their own language."
"I loved the color, the movement and the funny feeling in the book."
"I liked how he showed movement back and forth in the cat."
It was a great unit and the good news is that we will do it again next year!