The book won a Caldecott Award in 1976 for its illustrators, Leo and Diane Dillon. The artwork was made using watercolor airbrush, pastels and India ink. The cutout shapes were made by using friskets and vellum cut shapes at different angles. It was the first of their two consecutive Caldecott wins; the second was for Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions.
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