Black Dog Books, publishers of the much-loved Little Lunch books, are excited to share the news that the Little Lunch television series has been nominated for an international Emmy Award. The Little Lunch series is one of only four nominations in the Kids: TV Movie/Mini Series section of the International Emmy Awards, to be presented at MIPTV in Cannes in April next year.
The Little Lunch series is produced by the Australian Children's Television Foundation and Gristmill Australia. It airs on the ABC and is one of the most watched shows on iView. Earlier this year, the series won the Silver Logie for Outstanding Children's Program and The Japan Award which is awarded to a television series with educational themes or content.
Based on the illustrated junior fiction books of the same name, by author and illustrator duo Danny Katz and Mitch Vane published by Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia, Publisher of Black Dog Books, Maryann Ballantyne, says, 'We are so proud that Danny and Mitch's Little Lunch stories go on, winning awards all over the world."
Both the books and the TV series are based on the premise of what happens during Little Lunch. A lot can happen in fifteen minutes! The Canberra Times praised the TV series as 'The Office, in the playground", and the Sydney Morning Herald described it as a 'mockumentary format that beautifully teases out the laws of the asphalt jungle".
Fans will be treated to two more books in the Little Lunch series in 2018. In March, Black Dog Books will be releasing Little Lunch: Triple the Games, a TV show tie- in presented as three books. In these three stories, Tamara tries to find a new walking buddy for the school walkathon, Rory decides he is going to be Prime Minster of the whole country, and the girls get into a big noisy argument and wind up locked inside the toilets.
In addition, Black Dog Books plans to release Little Lunch: The Collection in April, a slipcase containing four TV tie-in editions of the books Triple the Treats, Triple Snack Pack, Triple the Trouble and Triple the Laughs.