North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award for Poetry – We Won!
In September, The Same Inside (written with Roger Stevens and Matt Goodfellow) and Apes to Zebras (written with Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens) were shorlisted with two other books for the poetry section of the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards – here is Mungo the dog modelling Apes to Zebras!
On Saturday, Sue Hardy Dawson, Roger Stevens and my self joined many other authors at the award ceremony – this is an annual award voted on by teachers all over North Somerset of course, but also from all over the UK.
Apes to Zebras, an A-Z of Shape Poems won, and Sue, Roger and I are absolutely thrilled.
Thanks you teachers who voted for this book – we value regard from you most highly.
Here we are just after receiving the award, and still feeling quite pole-axed!
The North Somerset Teachers put on a WONDERFUL spread of cakes. Really quite extraordinary. Children read out the winners – the whole ceremony is delightful, and we can’t thank them enough for the effort they put in to these awards, and for their enthusiasm for children’s books in general. Not to mention the best book raffle EVER.
And here is the lovely award itself:
I also won this award last year with Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan for Reaching the Stars – better write another excellent book for next year!