|The Cat in the Hat – Quizmaster Wayne Mills|
The quiz was started by Wayne Mills, after attending a prize giving at his children's school. "There were lots of prizes being given out for sport and music and science, but nothing to award achievements in reading!" he told me. Wayne now spends his time travelling across the world, writing all the questions and acting as quizmaster in every single heat of quiz – an incredible feat in itself. Not to mention the fact he has to keep up to date with all the latest book releases …
This year at Broxbourne, author SC Ransom and I were given the task of keeping score. (Luckily Sue's maths is much better than mine.) It was another great afternoon – just to be in a room full of people so enthusiastic about books and reading, is quite a buzz.
|The Kenilworth team doing their best to ignore the nutter|
in the background trying to get in on their picture!
|The great hall ready for the quiz to start|
|Fellow OUP author Matt Dickinson brought along his mascot|
complete with lucky pants! (His team didn't with either though!)
Kids' Lit Quiz website
Kids' Lit Quiz UK
Photo Gallery from the 2012 UK Final
Thanks to the staff and students at Kenilworth School for their hospitality. Thanks also to John for the photos.