Animal Kingdom (The World in Infographics)
by Jon Richards and Ed Simpkins
Blue Peter Book of the Year shortlisted author / illustrator team Jon and Ed have kindly stopped by at Book Sniffer Towers to tell us a bit more about their book.
It's just a few days to go to the announcement and both Ed and myself are really excited to be on the shortlist for the Blue Peter Book of the Year award.
Excited because Blue Peter a big part in my childhood - countless afternoons spent in the company of John, Peter and Lesley (and a few others after them), with rolls and rolls of sticky-backed plastic, gardening advice, burying time capsules, naming pet dogs and preparing the Blue Peter tortoise for another safe winter in a straw-filled box.
It's incredibly flattering to be nominated for the shortlist, and it's even more flattering that the winner is being chosen by more than 200 children.
Having worked for more than 20 years in illustrated non-fiction, we've always had something of an obsession with information and how to convey it. The World of Infographics series has given us the opportunity to take this to a whole new level, condensing information down to the bare facts and use clean, simple graphics to get the message across.
So it's finger crossed for the next few days (and good luck to the others on the shortlist).
Animal Kingdom (The World in Infographics) by Jon Richards and Ed Simpkins is shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award – the winners will be announced on Newsround on the morning of
WISHING Jon and Ed a HUGE truck load of luck! TOOT TOOT
The Blue Peter Book Awards:
The enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children since 2000. The Blue Peter Book Awards 2014 celebrate children's books published in the last year in two categories: the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts. The award is managed by Booktrust and you can read all about the shortlist and judges here: www.booktrust.org.uk/bluepeter
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE ON THE SHORTLIST!