I am absolutely delighted to share the news that The Last Dragon has won the Children's Book 2021 (big press) category in the ACT Notable Awards. This is what the judges had to say.
The Last Dragon is a lovely narrative centred on a tiny earless dragon and his spider friend as they journey on their quest to find other earless dragon lizards. The story includes other Australian species and habitats - and their connectivity within the environment. The unity of the narrative and delicate illustrations is strong and draws the reader in to follow the journey of the endangered dragon lizard. It is a compelling story that positively contributes to a better understanding of this endangered species and the grassland ecosystems in the Monaro, Canberra and surrounding regions.
To say I am thrilled is an understatement! I hope to work with Charles again in the future to bring awareness to more of our endangered species, of which unfortunately, there are many. This is a great book for children who are looking for a bit more of a challenge as it's 3,000 + words, or even the big kids who want to learn more about these little dragons, told in a story format.
If you would like to get your hands on a copy, you can do via the link below.