Although Lark in the Ark didn't win the category prize, one of the lovely things about the Red House Award is that they award a rather special prize to all the shortlised authors and illustrators.
The voting is done by children, who are each asked to write a little review or draw a picture about the book they like best. These are then pasted into books, like the one above, and presented at the ceremony. Mine had to be posted of course, and arrived a couple of days ago, with this cute bear.
It's a fabulous idea and the best prize you could wish for (except for perhaps obscene piles of cash... ). I jest of course.
I thought you'd like to see a couple of highlights from my book:
A HUGE thank you to everybody that voted for us and for all the lovely drawings and letters in my book. I will treasure it.
There are a few more pictures to see in the Picture Gallery. Sorry I couldn't show them all.