Big Box Little Box is illustrated by the hugely talented Edward Underwood. An experienced designer, Edward is half of the brilliant duo at Lisa Jones Studio in Lewes.
This is Edward's first picture book and guess what? It's been shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize for debut picture book illustrators!
This is fantastic news for both of us and for Bloomsbury, our publisher. Over 50 books were submitted and ours was among 15 chosen for the longlist.
The awards will be judged by:
Waterstones Children's Laureate and creator of Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child
Designer and art director Goldy Broad
Foyles Head of Children's Books, Charlotte Colwill
and Francesca Sanna, winner of last year's prize for her beautiful book, The Journey
The panel will be chaired by Julia Eccleshare, director of the children's programme of the Hay Festival. and the shortlist will be announced on 16 May.
The Klaus Flugge Prize is supported by the Association of Illustrators
Wish us luck!