Sheffield Children’s Book Prize 2014

WOOHOO! I’m massively delighted, hugely honoured and totally thrilled to announce that DING DONG GORILLA! has been shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Prize 2014!

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The Sheffield aims to encourage children and young people to read and also to highlight the very best children’s books published each year. Ding Dong Gorilla is nominated in the Picture Book category and is up against some VERY strong competition – check it out here – I’m a bit gobsmacked. Thanks to all who voted it through, and thanks to Leonie Lord and Orchard Books for making it such a corker in the first place. I shall celebrate making it onto this exclusive list later today by allowing myself to eat apple crumble even though I really don’t need to. I think Gorilla would approve.