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Jake Hope & Genevieve Aspinall: Cheesed Off!


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UCLan Publishing


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Longlisted for the 2023 Klaus Flugge Prize for the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration


It’s time for a P-A-R-T-Y and you’re invited!


‘There’s a party going on in the big house, and the mice in the little house (door in the skirting board) are very excited. They’ve heard the instruction to the guests to, ‘Say cheese!’ but where is it? At first it seems there’s not even a whiff or a sniff of it, not a slice or a sliver. But don’t worry, there’s twist in the tale and a happy, cheesy ending for all. Little children will identify with the mice and with their misunderstandings, and recognise their low-level point of view too, while the text is full of repetition to encourage less confident readers. It all makes for a very tasty story, with no reason for anyone to feel cheesed-off’ LoveReading4Kids


‘This is a thoroughly enjoyable book that would be great fun to use whether in class and at home. Definitely one for the bookshelf’ Books for Keeps


Jake Hope was the Reading and Learning Development Manager for Lancashire Libraries, one of the largest library authorities in the UK. He has judged nearly every major children’s book award in the UK, and has chaired numerous promotional selection panels. Alongside delivering training and public speaking on books and reading, Jake is an active reviewer and a passionate advocate for libraries, books, and reading. Jake is past-chair of the Youth Libraries Group, and currently Chair of the Working Party for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal.


Genevieve Aspinall recently graduated with a first class honours degree in Illustration at UCLan, and is pursuing her passion of children’s book illustration with an MA. She has had work displayed at the RBA exhibition in London and loves making stories come to life with playful and charming illustrations. She loves creating characters through animals. Genevieve’s illustrations in Cheesed Off! have been longlisted for the 2023 Klaus Flugge Prize.


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