Sunday, April 3, 2011
I am very excited!!!! After the disappointment of the Cybils Awards I have just learned that 'Alby and the Cat: Showbusiness' has been nominated for the 2011 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. To be eligible for nomination, a book had to be nominated by a member and meet the following criteria: 1. a strong narrative format; 2. contain characters that appeal to the intended audience; 3. encourage the reader to explore new ideas and concepts; 4. encourage the development of imagination and curiousity; 5. use appropriate language; 6. be engaging; 7. be well presented and be attractive to children, with appropriate pictures and an appealing layout. My distributor now has to send off 12 copies of the book so that they can be read by a judging panel who will then decide on a shortlist. Fingers crossed that a little luck will be with me this time!!!!