During Art Hop
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Our judge: David Small
Our 5th Annual Edible Book Festival took place during Art Hop on Friday, April 2. Part of an international April Fools celebration of the art of the book it happens each year at libraries and book arts centers in 18 countries around the world. Our creative community created 15 books good enough to eat and joined nearly 400 visitors to view and feast on the delectible entries.
This year’s judge was award-winning illustrator and author David Small. He has illustrated over 40 books and his drawings have appeared frequently in the New Yorker and New York Times. He is the winner of two Caldecott Medals and several other awards. His latest book, Stitches: A Memoir, a graphically told story of his childhood, was published in September of 2009.
Small chose one edible book for the top award, a free one-day workshop at the KBAC and two additional prizes: an autographed copy of Stitches: A Memoir and a very special limited edition copy of a children’s storybook by David Small packaged with a box of Cheerios. The winner of this prize was Dennis Flatt’s entry Leaves of Grass.
This year we introduced a new award, The People’s Choice, where viewers select an entry to be awarded a copy of a KBAC Poets in Print broadside of their choice and an autographed copy Stitches: A Memoir. The winner of this award was the Tiara Book Club with their entry Olive-R-Twist.