The Jesus Storybook Bible has won a Gold 2007 Moonbeam Children's Book Award in the "Religion/Spiritualilty" category.
“The Moonbeam Awards are designed to honor the year's best children’s books, authors and illustrators, and to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators. Our ambition is to support children's book publishing and to promote childhood literacy and life-long reading.”
Does this mean me and Jago get to wear a crown now with sparkles on? And give speeches? And cry?
(nah, just kidding)
it's thrilling news and a great honor — and there's no question of Who is getting all the glory here...
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) Wilde (that really is his whole name I didn't make it up) was just voted UK's Greatest Wit. He said awfully witty things like: "I can resist everything except temptation" and other clever stuff like that.
He beat Spike MIlligan who came in second (one of the "goons" and a brilliant comedian, who had engraved on his tombstone the epitaph, "I told you I was ill"), Stephen Fry and Jeremy Clarkson (third and fourth), Noel Coward, Sir Winston Churchill and Shakespeare.
Margaret Thatcher was the highest ranked woman coming in at 12 (she once quipped: "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.")
So there you have it. Or, as we say in the UK, Bob's Your Uncle. And more on that later. For now, a great quote from the UK's Greatest Wit...
"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." — Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)