David has beaten me to it with a great round up of all things book related, particularly the Guardian award. Go Read
Also worth noting – good review of Anthony Browne’s new book, Little Beauty, over on Independent site
A tomato is taken for a walk instead of a dog; a dog is put in a pram instead of a baby – and everything is portrayed in a touching and graceful way.
Although the balance of commentary between the text and the images seems a bit off. It is always tricky when reviewing picture books to talk about text and images and all to often text seems to win out and the art work gets just a brief nod.
No such issues with Sarah Webb’s review of Strangled Silence by Oisin McGann in this weekend’s Irish Independent. She has concerns about the plot but recognises that
McGann is a terrific storyteller, unafraid to tackle weighty, important subjects, always moving forwards and stretching himself and his craft. He is to be commended for this exciting, worldly read.