Tuesday’s anwers

01/06/2010

Monday’s questions were:

1. What is an udometer?

2. What do the following coffee shop terms mean:  brevé, granita and lungo?

3. How many monarchs have come from the House of Windsor?

4. Which book won the 2010 NZ Post Children’s Book Award?

5. Who said: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”?

As often happens, the answers show the people who erespond know more about the subject of the questions than I do so I’m prepared to accept variations on the coffee theme.

G got a clean sweep and the electronic bouquet.

David got one right, a bonus for reasoning (even though it led to the wrong conclusion) and another for added information ont he quote.

Bearhunter got two and also gets a bonus for more infomration ont he quote.

Ray got 4 and a bonus for honesty.

Paul got 2 2/3 with a bonus for moder technology.

The answers follow the break.

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Hu-Hu’s the winner

20/05/2010

Old Hu-Hu  by Central Otago write Kyle Mewburn, illustrated by Rachel Driscoll is the New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year.

It also won the Picture Book of the Year.

Other winners were: E3 Call H0me by Janet Hunt – Non Fiction; The Loblolly Boy by James Norcliffe – Junior Fiction; Blood of the Lamb: The Crossing by Mandy Hagar – Young Adult; Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith & Katz Cowley – Chidlren’s Choice; Dear Alison edited by Simon Pollard – Children’s Choice Non-Fiction; Friends: Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley & Gavin Bishop – Children’s Choice Junior Fiction; Brainjack by Brian Falkner – Children’s Choice Young Adult Fiction.

The Word Witch by Margaret Mahy & David Elliot, edited by Tessa Duder, won an Honour Award.

 The Best First Book Award went to The Bone Tiki by David Hair.


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