Nothing helps in curing two months of debilitating back pain
and a kidney stone attack like finding out that one of your books, Dog Night at
the Story Zoo, has been nominated for the Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey! Award. Why? Because ironically,
oy vey is what I’ve been groaning of late, and laughter is medicine, and an
award celebrating funny books is kind of related.
It’s also a great honour. Those of us in Vancouver knew Joan
to be a very funny soul who was taken from us much too early. This award was
set up by some of her writer friends.
Dog Night at the Story Zoo is a graphic novel illustrated by
Vick Nerino and published by Tundra Books