Last Friday, I attended the 2012 Chocolate Lily Awards at Devon Gardens Elementary School here in BC. It was my first official award gala and I was very excited to be invited.
The event was hosted by Karen Ehrenholz, founder of the Awards and emceed by students from the school. "Where Are You Bear?" was nominated along with 4 other books in the Picture Book category. Unfortunately I came home empty handed, but the experience was well worth it. Aside from the award presentations, the students had some short skits prepared to compliment the books nominated in the Chapter Book and Novel categories.
They all did a great job. Congrats to the winners and my fellow nominees. Maybe, I can bring that bad boy home next year.