Yesterday was the thirtieth YABBA Awards ceremony, this year held at Sacre Coeur in Glen Iris. (follow the link for the winners). These children’s choice awards are always fun. Students are bussed in from schools all around the place and authors and illustrators (whether or not their books are in consideration) are feted. After the awards, there’s morning tea, then a chance for students to gather signatures and talk to authors and illustrators, before lunch. We were escorted by Sacre Coeur students to and from the hall and there was plenty of time to chat with them and other students in between signings.
This year’s event was particularly glitzy as you can see. Brought out the Hollywood in me. Lucky we had to leave the hall for lunch. Otherwise, I may have had to sing.