Filipino children’s book ‘The Pencil Who Would Not Write’ wins Indie Cover Award

Filipino children's book Indie Cover Award
Filipino children’s book “The Pencil Who Would Not Write” has been named the first prize winner of the Indie Children’s Book Cover Award. Indie Children’s Book Cover Award FB photo.

Filipino children’s book “The Pencil Who Would Not Write” has won first prize in the Indie Children’s Book Cover Award international contest.

The book written by Mary Ann Ordinario and illustrated by Beth Parrocha was named the gold award winner for Spring 2021 by the California-based group Indie Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators led by children’s book author Sol Regwan.

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“The Pencil Who Would Not Write” bagged first place in the competition, besting 152 entries from the U.S.A, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, among others.

The book’s synopsis from its website reads:

“All the pencils love to write except for Ms. Yellow Pencil. She wants to stay sharp and tall, and keep her beautiful yellow skin forever. She thinks that if children will use her to write, she will become shorter until nothing is left of her but a piece of junk wood.

“So she ended up hiding herself under the stacks of Ms. Pad Paper inside a dark wooden shelf. Until something very terrible happened that she herself pleaded to be able to write again.”

The Indie Children’s Book Cover Award celebrates the talents of Independent published authors and illustrators around the world by showcasing their unique and eye-catching book covers.

Filipino-American author Erin Entrada Kelly’s historical fiction “We Dream of Space” was awarded the John Newbery Honor for distinguished children’s books.

Check out “Sparky and Benny and the Big Home Mystery”, a book penned by multi-awarded climate scientist Janice Lao and her 10-year-old daughter Esther.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Filipino children’s book author Mary Ann Ordinario and illustrator Beth Parrocha for winning the first prize in the recently concluded Indie Children’s Book Cover Award contest for “The Pencil Who Would Not Write”!

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