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Madison artist David McLimans claims a Caldecott

David McLimans' ABC book, <i>Gone Wild</i>.
David McLimans' ABC book, Gone Wild.
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Congratulations to Madison illustrator David McLimans, whose Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet has won a 2007 Caldecott Honor.

The Honor is presented each year to distinguished children's picture books by Association for Library Service to Children. The ALSC describe's McLimans' book as "a black-and-white iconic alphabet that is sophisticated enough to intrigue and captivate readers of any age. A contemporary interpretation of an illuminated alphabet melds animals and letters into 26 unique and elegant graphic images."

That's nice, but I prefer to think of it as one badass ABC book. How cool would it be to get letters like these monogrammed on your dress shirts?

McLimans' website ( can easily kill a half hour, particularly in his amazing sketchbook section which includes photos of pages in what appears to be McLiman's actual moleskine.

Note: More of McLiman's work can be found here.

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