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What a day! We’re over the moon that Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me has won highly commended in the CLiPPA Award! Congratulations to amazing poet Eloise Greenfield and illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi!
Check out our new episode of Twit Twoo celebrating the award:
The CLPE Poetry Award is the only national prize awarded to a book of poetry for children. The amazing award ceremony was held at the National Theatre. We were treated to amazing live drawing by illustrator Chris Riddell. Eloise couldn’t be there, but she sent a video message.
Thinker uses poems to tell the story of a young boy called Jace and his talking puppy poet as they make up rhymes and discover the world together. It’s a joyful celebration of poetry, friendship and family life.
All of the shortlisted books were performed by schools involved in the shadowing scheme. It was wonderful to see children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School perform Thinker’s Rap with so much rhythm and energy, really making it their own. Congratulations to all of the students and their brilliant teacher Mary Gahan!
We want to thank the judges and everyone at CLPE for this honour, and for working tirelessly to promote great children’s books! And congratulations to overall winner Steven Camden! If you haven’t yet, check out CLPE’s great teacher resources for the shortlisted books and pick up a copy of Thinker!
- Read an interview with author Eloise Greenfield by The Horn Book magazine: Discover Thinker!
- Read a review by Librarian’s Quest: Readers will want to meet Thinker and Jace!
- Read a review by school librarian C. Carter: Thinker is uplifting and inspiring!
- Listen to Thinker featured on the Library Girl and Book Boy podcast.
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