Friday, May 23, 2008

State #5

How to Steal a Dog has been nominated for the 2008-2009 North Carolina Children's Book Award!

That brings the list to five (South Carolina, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Maryland, Texas) - but who's counting?

5 comments:

Sarah Miller said...

Who's counting?? C'mon, you know counting is almost as much fun as worrying!

jama said...

Yay for you! Soon it'll be too many to count :).

Jennifer said...

That is most awesome! :-)

Karen said...

That's wonderful, and well deserved!!

christine.papadakes said...

Our third grade class just finished How to Steal a Dog. We LOVED it!

We were intrigued with your use of the words shut up, idiot and stupid when Georgina was upset. At first, we were surprised by the usage. But, we really think it added to the books realism. After all, we know kids sometimes get angry and say harsh words to each other.

We are wondering if you purposefully used these words to thrill us and pull us in.

By the way, have you considered writing a sequel to this awesome book?