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Posted by Sam, May 4, 2020

The Suitcase has been shortlisted for Oscar’s Book Prize

The shortlist for this year’s Oscar’s Book Prize has been announced – and we’re delighted that The Suitcase, by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, has been shortlisted!

Now in its sixth year, Oscar’s Book Prize was established by the London Evening Standard in memory of Oscar Ashton, the son of the paper’s executive editor, James Ashton, who died in 2012 at the age of three-and-a-half. Supported by Amazon, the London Evening Standard, and the National Literacy Trust, the £5,000 prize seeks to recognise the best pre-school book of the year, and is intended to reward the brilliant creativity of early-years literature and highlight the importance of reading with children.

And it’s an honour that The Suitcase has been recognised this year!

When a strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious. What on earth could be inside that suitcase? A teacup? Maybe. A table and chair? Perhaps. A whole home and hillside with trees? This stranger must be fibbing! But when the animals break into the suitcase and discover a very special photograph, they begin to understand what the strange creature has been through, and together they create a very special welcome present…

Take a look inside:

Buy the book.

You can watch the trailer below:

And here’s Chris reading the book:

The winners will be announced later this month. You can read more about the award and view the shortlist, here. If you’d like to stay up-to-date with all our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter with the form below.

Congratulations, Chris!

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