I know that you’re as excited as me and can’t wait for the first of the Slushie presentations. But just so you know, here are the selection criteria.

  • A book must have been published in 2007, or I have to think it was published in 2007. I’m not actually double checking.
  • Books must be a single story unless the category specifically calls for anthologies.
  • The book must actually exist. No nominating something with a funny title that isn’t real.

Without further delay, I present the first Slushie:

Hugely Unconventional & Hilarious Picture Book Slushie:
This prize goes to a quirky and eccentric picture book with a sense of humor.
Chester
By Melanie Watts
Chester refuses to let Melanie write a nice picture book about a mouse who lives in the country. Instead he insists on make the book about himself. Despite not really having a conventional plot, this is still one of the funniest, strangest picture books I’ve seen in a long time.

HUH Picture Book Slushie Honors

17 Things I’m Not Allowed to Do Anymore

The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

Congratulations to all of our award winners. And like all good awards, I’ve photoshopped the medal to their covers. Award winners, feel free to display with pride.

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