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Posted by Katie, November 1, 2022

Pip and Posy secure a BAFTA nomination!

The nominations for the 2022 BAFTA’s Children & Young People’s Awards have been announced and we are absolutely thrilled to see that Pip and Posy and our colleagues at Magic Light Pictures/Channel 5 Milkshake!, Sky Television and ZDF have been recognised! The ceremony returns after a three-year hiatus, with an awards evening at the end of November where the winners will be crowned!

Huge congratulations to the incredible production team at Magic Light Pictures for creating such a warm and enriching pre-school series based on two of Nosy Crow’s dearest and best-loved characters!

Pip and Posy’s beginnings
Pip and Posy started life more than 10 years ago, as a simple picture book idea written by Nosy Crow’s then editorial director, Camilla Reid. From her experience as a parent, she knew that there was a gap in the children’s book market for stories that had a little more action than a board book allowed but weren’t as complicated as a beautifully detailed picture book; and so Pip and Posy was born!

Nosy Crow has gone on to publish ten Pip and Posy picture books, all of which chart the ups and downs of toddler life with wit, heart and endearing honesty. Every story has a low point – an “oh, dear” moment – and then, at the end, a high point – a “hooray” moment. All the books have been beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler, who brings the characters to life with his trademark style and brilliant attention to detail.

Axel Scheffler illustrating Pip and Posy

Reaching new heights

We as a company are so proud to see these characters reaching new heights through the TV series, which launched in the UK last year. Indeed, the TV’s success inspired us to create our own tie-in publishing programme to showcase the animation and bring Pip and Posy books to all fans of the show. In June of this year, Nosy Crow published two TV tie-in sticker activity books.

Best of Friends introduces this playful pair and invites everyone to join in their wonderful world of play with puzzles, games and stickers galore.

Come On, Let’s Play! is full of fun-filled activities that will delight fans of TV animation, featuring artwork from the episodes, alongside dot-to-dot, colouring, search and find sticker scenes and much more to keep little hands (and minds) busy.

Earlier this month, we published a Christmas sticker activity book and a joyful lift-the-flap board book, ready for the festive season. (Is it too soon to mention Christmas?!)

Looking forward

As we come to end of a busy year, Pip and Posy show no signs of slowing down. In fact, they return to our TV screens with a second season in early 2023. I, for one, can’t wait to see what new adventures these best friends will have!

Go, Pip and Posy! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you at the BAFTA’s on 27th November.


Katie Woolley, Senior Commissioning Editor

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