Thanks to Fuse #8 for pointing me to this blog post at Collecting Children's Books, "It's Sunday Brunch Time Again."
In it, Peter D. Sieruta has somehow gathered the ages illustrators were when they won their Caldecott awards.
For those of us who have had to come to terms with the fact that we are now too old to win an Olympic Medal in figure-skating, or too old to be named an artistic phenom, it was refreshing to read the average age of Caldecott winners is 47.5. There's hope for me yet!
Oh, and Newbery winners? 52.1. Yes! I still have time to hit my peak in life! Although I better get crackin'...