Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Have You Seen Elephant? by David Barrow shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016
Have You Seen Elephant? in
You Seen Elephant? by David Barrow has been
shortlisted for the Waterstones
Children's Book Prize 2016 and we couldn't be more excited!
Here's a quick recap of all things lovely on our favourite elephant book:
bonefide pitch-perfect laugh-out-loud picture book for all ages. Debut
author David Barrow has created a brilliant celebration of the limitless
nature of a child’s imagination wrapped up in a deliciously sophisticated
and accessible package." –Booksniffer (UK)
"Stonkingly good." –Picture Books Blogger (UK)
"A sweet, funny tale
of characters being good at unlikely things ... A story that will be
requested over and over (and over) again." –Bambino
"Younger audiences will be screaming 'There it is!'
from the get-go." –Kirkus (US),
Press publisher Julia Marshall first saw David Barrow''s work while he was
studying at the Cambridge School of Art. She signed up Have You Seen Elephant? on
the strength of his portfolio.
David went on to win the Sebastian Walker award for most
promising children’s illustrator.
If you're wondering what he looks like, David's
self-portrait is below: