Monday, March 19, 2012

Drum roll, please...Round 1, Match 5

Let me assure you, this was one tough job. 

Allan Say vs Uma Krishnaswami

Both books were wonderful...

..and quite different.

But it was fun to examine books so closely and to analyze their parts and their wholes.

It was an honor to have been asked to participate in this event.

I've learned a lot about the process of critical analysis - not only by being a judge but from the other commentators and reader comments. 



Augusta Scattergood said...

It took me a while to figure this whole BOB thing out. Maybe because in some states there's a Battle of the Books between kids, featuring book trivia, that a lot of schools have done for years. I kept expecting trivia.

But now I'm hooked. Your analysis was excellent. Not to mention fun to read. I'm a little late to the party but will be checking the brackets for sure. Good work!

Karen said...

I've not read either of these books, but I loved your analysis of both! I especially enjoyed all your sidenotes - I think it's wonderful that you can make new genre titles for both books and art. They made total sense to me - I knew exactly what you were talking about.

Congratulations on being a judge and for your strong commentary about both books.

Grier Jewell said...

Well done!

Battle Commanders said...

Thank YOU for being so willing to be part of this!