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

Use Your Imagination - Nicola O'Byrne | UKLA 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!

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