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OUT NOW: The Mumsnet book of Animal Stories

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 02-Oct-14 14:42:00

Afternoon everyone,

Wanted to let you all know that we’re delighted to announce the publication (today!) of The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories.

The book is the result of our second story-writing competition with Walker Books. This year, more than 600 people entered and the 10 winning stories were chosen by a panel of judges, including former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne, Miriam González Durántez and Lucy Mangan - massive congratulations to the winners. If you're interested in reading and reviewing (and we really think you should be), we have 25 free copies up for grabs - get your hands on one here, and do feel free to tell your relatives/friends/your window cleaner/the person sitting next to you on the bus to buy a copy, too.

PlumpPartridge Fri 03-Oct-14 11:20:47

I'd love one please!

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 03-Oct-14 16:25:01

Last night was the book launch for The Mumsnet book of Animal Stories, and very fun it was too. Wine and good conversation flowed freely, as we were joined by our judges and winners to celebrate the publication of this fantastic book. Here are some snaps from the night...

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 03-Oct-14 16:42:39

and some more...

MrsCharlesBrandon Fri 03-Oct-14 17:16:51

Me too please, my DCs would love it!

Lindsayl53 Fri 03-Oct-14 19:54:46

The book is beautifully produced with gorgeous illustrations. Feeling very proud to be part of it all. I would really encourage anyone to have a go at writing a story for the next competition when it happens!

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 03-Oct-14 20:39:49

Plumppartridge and MrsCharlesBrandon if you would like to get hold of a copy for review, apply here

MissKate Sat 04-Oct-14 09:45:07

Hello this is Kate Peridot, author of The Elephant Carnival. It was lovely to meet the illustrator and editor of my story and all the other winners last night. I thought some of the other writers would be experienced children's writers as well as mums and grans but no, we were all newbies.

Fishmilkshake Sat 04-Oct-14 15:20:54

Hi everyone

I'm one of the authors featured in the Animal Stories book - I wrote Basil the Brave, about a bat who's afraid of the dark. I know I'm biased but it really is a beautifully put-together and illustrated book and I thoroughly recommend getting hold of a copy. It can be hard to find books for slightly older children in this age range (4-7) who don't want to read 'baby' stories, but still like some pictures to look at. This book fits the bill perfectly.
It was a wonderful project to be part of and I really enjoyed getting to meet the Walker Books team, my illustrator Emma, and all the other talented new authors featured in the collection smile

stayathomegardener Mon 06-Oct-14 12:27:48

I'd LOVE a copy.

Ottavia Thu 09-Oct-14 09:57:32

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Thumbwitch Thu 09-Oct-14 10:27:45

Y'know, for a minute there I didn't spot that it was a children's book and opened this thread expecting that it would be a book that contained stories like Honeydragon rimming her labrador...

<gets coat>

123upthere Thu 23-Oct-14 11:20:23

Just noticed that the link to buy the book leads to an amazon page selling a book by Shami Chakrabati

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 25-Oct-14 19:31:49


Just noticed that the link to buy the book leads to an amazon page selling a book by Shami Chakrabati

Tis fixed now - available to buy right now

ScreamingSmegs Mon 27-Oct-14 12:56:22

Mine arrived today! I had no idea I'd won a copy, thank you! <mwah>

First impressions are good, it's a lovely looking book. Will report back when MiniSmegs and MicroSmegs have given their verdict.

JennySempamor Thu 20-Nov-14 14:23:39

This book looks fantastic! Anything that puts animals in a good light gets the thumbs up from me!

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