In 2000, Irene Livingstone of Vancouver won the $5,000 Stephen Leacock Poetry Award at the Orillia International Poetry Festival for 'Naked in a Glass-Blue Lake'. In her first children's book, Finklehopper Frog (Tricycle 2003 $14.95), an unsuspecting frog buys a pink and purple tracksuit to join the town animals for a jog--but his jogging attire and hopping are ridiculed. A friendly rabbit shows him it's okay to be different. Illustrated by Brian Lies. 1-58246-075-2

[BCBW 2003] "Kidlit"