We'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
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.