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The Mumsnet book of Animal Stories

The Mumsnet book of Animal StoriesWe're extra delighted to announce our October kids' book of the month, The Mumsnet book of Animal Stories - Ten Prize-winning Stories From Mumsnet and Gransnet, because it was written entirely by mumsnetters and gransnetters! And we have 50 copies to give away.

Now in its second year, the Mumsnet, Gransnet and Walker Books children’s story writing competition is emerging as an exciting, innovative platform for budding children’s authors.

Over 600 people entered this year’s animal stories competition and the ten winning stories were chosen by a panel of celebrity judges, including former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne, Miriam Clegg, Guardian journalist Lucy Mangan and Justine Roberts, CEO of Mumsnet. (Oh, and CariGransnet!)

This beautifully illustrated gift book is by parents (and grandparents), for parents (and grandparents!), uniquely showcasing the creativity and experience of the Mumsnet and Gransnet communities.

“A wonderful range of funny, lyrical and captivating stories.” (Anthony Browne, chair of judges)

The winning stories are:

Little Miss Wolfy Good • Jenny Davis Illustrated by Mel Howells

Captain Yuri and the Space Mission • Susannah O’Brien Illustrated by Fiona Ross

The Hedgehog Who Wouldn’t Sleep • Alison Webb Illustrated by Narisa Togo

The Great Meerkat Escape • Nina Hoole Illustrated by Hannah Beech

Other things you might like...

The Tale of the Winged Lion • Eilidh Mackay Illustrated by Kate Alizadeh

The Elephant Carnival • Kate Peridot Illustrated by Briony May Smith

A Pile of Panda • Julie Innes Illustrated by Rachel Stubbs

Atuki and Serai • Jo Tiddy Illustrated by Martha Anne

Up In the Trees is Not For Me! • Lindsay Littleson Illustrated by Faye Bradley

Basil the Brave • Alice Westlake Illustrated by Emma Collins

The Mumsnet book of Animal Stories is published by Walker Books and available online and from all good booksellers.