Saturday, July 09, 2005

Frank Cottrell Boyce tells the Guardian this morning that writing a children's book was his greatest ambition.

It's interesting that this year both Boyce and Riddell (the winner of the Kate Greenaway award for illustration) were succesful writers/illustrators in completely different fields--Boyce as a screenwriter and Riddell as a political cartoonist.

Here's a link to Chris Riddell's political cartoons.

Boyce is also nominated for the new Quills Awards (thanks to Anastasia Suen at Create/Relate for the link). It will be interesting to see how these awards work. Consumers will be voting--either online or at Borders--for one of five finalists in each of nineteen categories!

In other news, Slate has a great roundup of new music for kids. Things have come a long way in the past few years! (And, no, Raffi is not on the list.)