Our poor Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. She gave a wonderful speech at the Storylines NZ Children's Literature Charitable Trust 'Notable Books' event, fielded gripes and photo requests right up the length of the central aisle of the hall (including holding a tray of sandwiches for the waiter while he got his phone ready) and then, just as she thought she had made good her escape by emerging into the foyer, this mug wanders up and asks for a photo. It's not even a good photo. It's a terrible photo. But it had to go on the blog - of course it did.
By the way, The Dragon Defenders and The Dragon Defenders - Book Two: The Pitbull Returns both received a special mention from the judges! A big thank you to Storylines for the nod and for continuing to fly the flag for children's literature in New Zealand!