Bronzed for glory
My odd little squirrel book appears to have won a bronze medal at the ForeWord Book Of The Year Awards. Yeah, I'd never heard of them before I was nominated, either, but I gather they're legit, if minor: somehow affiliated with the American Library Association, and "selected by a panel of librarian and bookseller judges."
The amusing thing is that the gold medal (for fantasy) went to a book about pirates; the bronze-medal winner is of course about animals; and the silver medal went to a book about ... wait for it ... animal pirates. This was a jury that cannot be criticized for not knowing what it likes!