It is fantastic to announce that The Great Chocoplot has won an award! Yes, I know! Whoooo hoooo!!!
It’s the winner of Worcestershire’s Awesomest Book Award 2017!
To be shortlisted with some amazing books was an honour in itself, but to actually win is … well, awesome! Last year’s winner was Awful Auntie by David Walliams – so my book is in very special company! The award is especially wonderful as it is voted by the children readers themselves, who are involved in the scheme to help promote reading. It involved over 800 children from 18 schools! I am incredibly grateful to everyone who read the shortlisted books and I hope they all had fun will continue reading many more books to come.
A huge thank you to all the children that voted and to their teachers and teaching staff for playing such an important role. I am very thankful to all the hard working and wonderful librarians for putting the whole award scheme together and for their, often under-appreciated, skills and enthusiasm.
Obviously, I must thank my fab publisher, Chicken House, for their belief in my silly story and to our incredible illustrator Lalalimola for her brilliant artwork – which always raises a smile.
I’ve even shared some chocolate (which I don’t normally do!) with my wife and daughter to celebrate. I am very, very flattered (and a little full up with chocolate)!