It’s done. Green Bay has reviewed all the finalists. Take a peek at the display wall at Green Bay Primary libary:
We had some nice comments from writers, illustrators and publishers:
Julia from Gecko Press wrote:
Thank you Green Bay Primary for this great review! We love the thought of you all whistling your way round the library (Mister Whistler was perhaps dancing to an internal tune?!) – and the pictures are great. I personally think the underpants are very funny.
Illustrator Ali Teo said:
Dear Green Bay Primary School, my name is Ali and I’m one of the illustrators of Melu. We’re very glad you liked Melu and really appreciate your reviews. John and I loved reading them and looking at your artwork, we found it very inspirational. Best wishes, Ali
And the wonderful Jack Lasenby wrote a beautiful email to our two reviewers directly.
Now, we can’t but wait in anticipation for the winners of the 2013 New Zealand Post Book Awards to be announce on Monday night. We all have our favourites, although all entries are really good. It will be a close one.
Oh, the excitement.