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Posted by Tom, October 28, 2015

Use Your Imagination is shortlisted for the Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book Award!

Use Your Imagination, the incredible picture book by Nicola O’Byrne, has been shortlisted for the Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book Award!

The follow-up to the brilliant, Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning Open Very Carefully, this is a clever and inventive picture book all about storytelling and the power of imagination – the story of an imaginative rabbit, who outwits a wolf and becomes the hero of his own adventure. And like Open Very Carefully, this is also a brilliant celebration of the physical book in all its glory, with a STUNNING fold-out final spread.

And it is fantastic to see it shortlisted for this award, which is voted for by children: Nicola’s picture books are wonderfully child-friendly and inclusive (Open Very Carefully was recently distributed to every reception-age child in England and Wales), and enormous fun to read aloud and share.

Here’s a look inside the book:

We’re offering a 20% discount on both Use Your Imagination AND Open Very Carefully when you buy them from the Nosy Crow shop (valid for the next two weeks, until November 11)  – just enter the code “AWARD” at the check-out page. You can buy Open Very Carefully here and Use Your Imagination here.

The winner of the prize will be announced by Lauren Child in February next year – good luck, Nicola!