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Posted by Tom, November 16, 2016

Box wins the Sheffield Baby Book Award!

The winners of the Sheffield Baby Book Award and Children’s Book Awards were announced yesterday, and we’re thrilled that two Nosy Crow books were recognised for the awards!

Box, written by Min Flyte and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw, won the Baby Book Award – the third year in a row that the prize has been awarded to a Nosy Crow title! Last year, Can You Say It Too? Woof! Woof!, by Sebastien Braun, won the award, and in 2014, and it was awarded to Icky Sticky Monster, by Jo Lodge.

This is an absolutely charming novelty book, with flaps and fold-out pages that celebrate the creative possibilities and limitless joy of cardboard boxes.

What would YOU do with a box? When four toddlers find some toys in cardboard boxes, they have fun with them for a while. But, before long, the friends’ interest in the toys wanes and their attention turns to the boxes themselves. What could they do with SO many boxes, they wonder?

A perfect book for this time of year, Box is sure to inspire lots of creative and fun uses for all of those cardboard boxes that will be arriving in the run-up to Christmas.


And There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins was also Commended in the Picture Book category of the Sheffield Children’s Book Awards!

The recipient of the inaugural Amnesty CILIP Honour, this is a joyously illustrated picture book, with a clever single rhyme echoing Dr Seuss, that’s perfect for sharing. You can  look inside There’s a Bear on My Chair below:

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You can find out more about the Sheffield Children’s Book Awards here. Congratulations, Min, Rosalind, and Ross!

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