Thursday 10 March 2011

Dog Aunt Adele

I've been nagging my sister for a niece or nephew for years and within the past few months I got both.  Just in fluffier, non verbal form.  First there was Lucy (or Lucy-goose).  She's already got the alphabet down and is hitting the books hard!
And for the glamour shot...
...slightly out of focus.  She has wonderful taste in books.

And now there's OP - - - - otherwise known as Optimus Prime.

What is the point to all this dog randomness?  Well the Centre for Youth Literature has just launched a website called InsideADog after the Groucho Marx quote - "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."  It's YA Goodreads (except book trailers, chapter and audio book samples are attached) with a YA author as writer in residence every month, book clubs, forums and a blog overseen by me.  (Teachers and librarians there are resources specifically for you too!)  I am even posting reviews as SnarkyWench!

This month the New Zealand author Brian Falkner is our writer in residence.  In honour of his presence we are hosting a competition to win a prize pack of his books - just post a picture of your dog reading to be in the running.  There are some gorgeous entrants already....check em out!


Anonymous said...

Aww, such cute puppies. You must be a very proud aunt!

So the big question is... will there be a similar comp for cats? I mean, I know the whole site theme is about dogs, but can we replace 'dog' with 'cat' for a week or so? ;)

Blueicegal ♥ said...

Oh my gosh so cute!!

Tez Miller said...

Ha! I like the T-shirt Lucy's human friend is wearing ;-)

Adele said...

Post a cat! I've heard there's a chook in the works too.

Bec said...

The new dog looks fantastic! Well done to everyone at the CYL on all your great work.