Monday, May 18, 2009

Cluck cluck! from the Book Chook

Congratulations on Word Spy's award!

from the Book Chook

Thank you Book Chook - it is very exciting. For those of you who don't know, "The Word Spy" (aka "The Word Snoop") just won a special award for literature in Australia. Here is what the Premier, Mr Rees, said about it:

"Mr Rees said that as someone who is passionate about promoting reading among children and young people, he took great pleasure in naming The Word Spy, by Ursula Dubosarsky and Tohby Riddle (illustrator), winner of the $30,000 Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature.

“This wonderful book explains the use and history of words in a way that is as enjoyable as it is informative. While it was written for primary-aged children it will appeal to all ages,” he said. “This, her fifth NSW Premier’s Literary Award, means Ursula Dubosarsky has now won more NSW Premier’s Literary Awards than any other writer in the awards’ 30 year history."

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