Annal: 2008 Kate Greenaway Medal

Results of the Kate Greenaway Medal in the year 2008.

Book:Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Emily Gravett

Little Mouse is afraid of almost everything. We learn about all his phobias, from his fear of creepy crawlies to his fear of clocks, dogs, cats and shadows. The only thing that makes him feel better is that human beings actually seem to be afraid of him!

Book:Banana!

Banana!

Ed Vere

Two monkeys. One banana. A recipe for trouble, until someone remembers the magic word. Do you know what it is?

Book:The Lost Happy Endings

The Lost Happy Endings

Jane Ray

If it were not for Jub there would be no happy endings, none at all. But one night, on her way to make sure that every story told in the world ends well, she is caught by a wicked witch who steals all her happy endings. Jub must use all her ingenuity to rescue the stories from disaster.

Book:Monkey and Me

Monkey and Me

Emily Gravett

A little girl and her toy monkey play at being animals. They have great fun pretending to be penguins, kangaroos, bats, elephants and monkeys, before heading tiredly home for tea. A simple and highly effective, but also rather elegant book, both in format and design.

Book:Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Chris Riddell

A string of daring burglaries has taken place in Big City and precious lapdogs are disappearing all over town. Something must be done. Meet Ottoline Brown and her best friend Mr Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve.

Book:Penguin

Penguin

Polly Dunbar

Ben tries very hard to get his new Penguin to talk to him. He pulls faces, sings songs and does dizzy dances. Penguin says nothing. Ben tries ignoring him, making fun of him, and even fires him up in a rocket. But still Penguin says nothing. Only when a hungry lion comes along does Penguin reveal his true feelings.

Book:Silly Billy

Silly Billy

Anthony Browne

Billy is a bit of a worrier. He worries so much, he can’t sleep. Luckily Grandma knows just what he needs to help him overcome his fears. And once Billy learns Grandma’s secret, he finds he never has to worry again.

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