The winners of the 2017 UKLA Book Awards have been announced, and we are absolutely delighted that There’s a Bear on My Chair, written and illustrated by Ross Collins, has won the 3-6 category!
The UKLA Book Awards are the only awards to be judged entirely by active classroom teachers. Of There’s a Bear on my Chair, the judges said:
“A superb example of how interesting words and evocative pictures should work together and one which also demonstrates a very clever use of design; with differing font size and colour expressing tone, emphasis and volume. The clever rhyme reads aloud very well and the perfectly expressive and humorous illustrations really engage young children in discussing the story and the issues of restorative justice that it raises, providing a wonderful stimulus for dramatic re-telling.”
Here’s a look inside the book:
You can read more about all of this year’s winners here. Congratulations, Ross!