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The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade awards triumph!

It has been a big couple of weeks of awards for our beloved book The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade

On 13 May, Allison Colpoys was awarded ‘Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year’ in a tough field at the Australian Book Designers Association awards held in Melbourne. The book went on to win one of the major prizes of the night: ‘Designer’s Choice — Best Children’s/YA Cover of the Year’.

Last Thursday night, at the Australian Book Industry Awards, the book was awarded ‘Small Publisher’s Children’s Book of the Year’, and Davina Bell was in Sydney to accept the award in front of a star-studded crowd including Jonathan Franzen and Jeanette Winterson.

And then on Friday, Allison Colpoys was shortlisted for The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Crichton Award, which celebrates the best debut illustrators of the year. 

Pheew! We’re so happy that other people love this book as much as we do! Congratulations, Davina and Allison!


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