Cor! How about that then?!
My book "Claude in the City" is shortlisted in the Children's Fiction category for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize!
I'm very excited about it and really honored to be amongst some really great books written and illustrated by some super authors and illustrators.
The books are being promoted in store and online from now until when the winners are announced on 28th March, so do check them all out.
I'm equally as pleased and excited for my fellow Arena Illustration (Team Arena) illustrator Jonny Duddle whose brilliant book The Pirates Next Door is up for the award in the Picture Book category. Jonny's work is breathtakingly beautiful, cinematic and full of warmth and charm and quirky characters. He's also had the green-with-envy making job of working as a designer on the new Aardman Pirates movie.
Also in the picture book category are books by the brilliantly bonkers Nadia Shireen and the fantastic Marta Altes.
Good luck to all and I can't wait to see you all at the awards ceremony!