Oh Good. We're Not the Only Nutty Country Out There.
We live in a world where The Boy In the Striped Pajamas and Wintersmith can compete for the same award. The Galaxy British Book Awards (also known as the Nibbies because "Nibbies" sounds a lot more English), "bring together established authors, celebrity writers and new talent whose work is voted on by ordinary readers." Basically they're the Quills of England.
These are the nominations for best children's book of the year:
* CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne;
Flanimals of the Deep - Ricky Gervais;
Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend - Francesca Simon;
The Incredible Book Eating Boy - Oliver Jeffers;
Peter Pan in Scarlet - Geraldine McCaughrean;
Wintersmith - Terry Pratchett
Uh... Go Terry and Geraldine and Oliver! I love you, Ricky, but come on, man. Haven't you enough accolades for one lifetime?
And again with the Richard and Judy references. Anyone ever seen them?
Thanks to Big A little a for the link.