Beastly book wins Children's Book Award

Requiem for a Beast, by Perth writer-illustrator Matt Ottley, has won the picture book prize at the Childrens Book Council Awards.<br />

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The Australian reports Ottley said the books style and the cover blurb made it clear it was not for young children. If you don't want young children to be exposed, don't give them this book, he said. Part of the problem is a lot of schools buy books sight unseen, and that's idiotic.

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