Thursday, 7 February 2013

Callum's Incredible Construction Kit' wins the Bishops Stortford 2013 Picture Book prize!
Here is me and the author Johnathan Emmett with Julia Donaldson who presented the award and the other nominees. Very happy to win an ward that was voted for by Children (1324 to be exact)

Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit, created by author Jonathan Emmett and illustrator Ben Mantle, was announced this year’s champion book after winning the most hearts – and votes – from the 1,324 school children taking part in the competition.

    Here's me doing talking about my Illustration processes...    (photo by Ian Taylor)

  Myself and Jonathan with Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson and teacher Simon Bailey who created a great 'Callum's Incredible Construction Kit' inspired painting of the school for their library. (photo by Ian Taylor)

Just to prove I'm not making it up, here's a snap of the trophy and Book together.Whoop!