We’re delighted to announce that Wacky Bee author, Andrew Weale, has won the prestigious 2019 Caterpillar Poetry Prize with his poem ‘Wonder-pudderful’. We will be publishing Andrew’s picture book ‘Newt in a Suit’ in February 2020. Newt is illustrated by the wonder-pudderful Margaret Chamberlain who also illustrated our newly published picture book ‘Pink!’ by Lynne Rickards
This is the second year running that a Wacky Bee author has won the Caterpillar prize. In 2018 Coral Rumble (author of our picture book ‘The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat’) won the prize with her moving poem ‘Mustafa’s Jumper’. We are proud to be publishing an early reader based on the poem in Autumn this year. Part of our new Buzzy Reads series, ‘Mustafa’s Jumper’ (the book) will be illustrated by Coral’s daughter Charlotte Cooke, bringing back the same mother and daughter team who wrote and illustrated Owl and the Pussycat.