Annal: 2007 Kate Greenaway Medal

Results of the Kate Greenaway Medal in the year 2007.

Book:The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

Mini Grey

Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon, the little dog laughed, to see such fun, and the Dish ran away with the spoon. That's the bit we know - but have you ever wondered what happened next?

Mini Grey, the creator of such favourites as Biscuit Bear and The Pea and the Princess, has this brilliantly funny and wonderfully inventive suggestion, narrated by one of the principal players - the Spoon himself. Part love story, part crime caper, The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon is the rags-to-riches and back again tale of the most dazzling crockery-cutlery duo of all time.

Mini Grey's witty text and exquisite illustrations combine to make this a must-have gem.

Book:Augustus and His Smile

Augustus and His Smile

Catherine Rayner

Augustus the tiger was sad. He had lost his smile. So he did a huge tigery stretch, and set off to find it.

Book:The Elephantom

The Elephantom

Ross Collins

The wryly comic tale of a small girl plagued by a mischievous 'elephantom' who rides up and down the stairs at night on a scooter, eats all her peanut butter and has his friends over for rowdy parties. When her parents don't believe her, the little girl finds a sympathetic ear in her Gran, who has a plethora of phantom pets of her own. Grandma directs her to a shop run by 'Spectral and Sons', who present her with a box tied with ribbon. When she returns home the elephantom is having fun piling up the furniture. The girl opens the box to reveal a... mouse-phantom! Elephantom disappears squealing in fright ... to take up residence next-door, where he begins to pester a new family!

Book:The Emperor of Absurdia

The Emperor of Absurdia

Chris Riddell

Welcome to Absurdia: a strange and wonderful land where nothing is quite what it seems. Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons - and amazing adventure. This gloriously rich and beautiful picture book comes from a uniquely talented artist at the height of his powers. With a story to enchant the youngest reader, and pictures to gasp and pore over whatever your age, it is an extraordinary achievement and one to savour.

Book:Orange Pear Apple Bear

Orange Pear Apple Bear

Emily Gravett

The utter simplicity of this beautiful picture book is breathtaking. By rearranging just four words, Emily Gravett creates a series of playful images which are a sheer joy - and intensely satisfying. The loose energy of the pencil and watercolour pictures will be irresistible to adults and children alike.


Scoop!: An Exclusive by Monty Molenski

John Kelly, Cathy Tincknell

Stop the presses! The creators of The Mystery of Eatum Hall produce another clever visual treat.

Monty Molenski desperately needs a front-page story for his paper, The Daily Roar. Always on the lookout for something suspicious, Monty is determined to learn what his co-workers are up to with their secret "F. P. Club" after work. Bank robbers, aliens, vampires — surely something mysterious is going on. Now if only his camera would stop going off accidentally as he tries to sneak in! With detailed illustrations and a sly sense of humor, this is one scoop you won't want to miss.

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