We made it to the 2020 FINALISTS in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
‘Colorful, with large fonts, this is a fab way to introduce young children to lots of animals – and the different size of them. A FINALIST and highly recommended!’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
What people thought?
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 16
Writing Style: 9/10
Of the 16 readers:
16 would read another book by this author.
15 thought the cover was good or excellent.
16 felt it was easy to follow.
16 would recommend this book to another reader to try.
Of all the readers, 6 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘making it easy to follow’.
Of all the readers, 5 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘having a fun imagination’.
Of all the readers, 5 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘writing style’.
16 felt the pacing was good or excellent.
16 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted.
“What a wonderfully sweet picture book with an excellent underlying message of nobody being big – or small. The illustrations were also superb. The young children in my class thought it was excellent.” Primary school teacher, aged 54
“I liked all the animals a lot. I also thought the pics were fun to look at.” Boy, aged 7
“There’s a place for everybody in this world no matter how big or small they are. What a fantastic message for young children.” Parent of twins, aged 7
“A very sweet book, excellent for very young children introducing them to size and simple sounds. Not overly long which is good – and filled with delightful illustrations, this would go down very well in a school library.” Literacy Coordinator, aged 38
“I liked seeing the animals and how big and small they were.” Girl, aged 7 – with a little help from her teacher.
How did we get there?
The children’s books were read and judged by children in 10 UK primary and secondary schools, the adult books by 2 Reading Groups, 1 in London and 1 in Stockholm. The books were marked according to EDITING, THEME, STYLE, COVER and, in the case of many of the children’s books, ILLUSTRATIONS. Every book that was awarded OVER 30/40 is a finalist.