Louise Cuckow, Jenny Allison, and Toby Morris are our three talented, nominated authors.
See Play Do: A Kid’s Handbook for Everyday Creative Fun, has been nominated for the Edify Award for Best Educational Book. Created, designed, and photographed by the talented Louise Cuckow, this children’s activity annual explores the idea that all creations can be celebrated – from glitter playdough to a homemade pine cone bird feeder.
Second on the nominations list is Golden Month – Caring for the World’s Mothers after Childbirth by Jenny Allison. Focusing on a mother’s long-term well-being, a decade of research was completed to create this book. Golden Month explains the importance of nutrition and aims to debunk the anxiety-inducing myth of the postpartum body.
Toby Morris is the man behind Capsicum, Capsi go – a nominee for the Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children’s Book 2017. As an art director, illustrator, designer, and comic artist, Toby Morris brings life to his books. Angela Oliver from The Reader – The Booksellers New Zealand Blog, describes Capsicum, Capsi go as a “fun rhyming book introducing the concept of opposites to youngsters” with illustrations that are “simple and absolutely charming, rendered in bold colours”.