WINNER of the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2023 – Best Illustrated Book
A mammoth NEW picture book starring Gretel the Wonder Mammoth!
One peaceful Tuesday morning, a loud CRACK could be heard as the last mammoth on earth broke free from her icy shell – here comes Gretel the Wonder Mammoth! Everyone is so excited to meet her but as she settles into her new life, Gretel starts to feel a little overwhelmed and even a bit lonely…
This positive, encouraging picture book teaches young readers that perhaps the bravest act a person (or mammoth!) can do is ask for help.
It was a huge delight to find out that Gretel the Wonder Mammoth, my third picture book, had been nominated for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2023 in the Illustrated Books category. It was then a wonderful surprise to find out at the brilliant prize ceremony at Waterstones Picadilly, that Gretel had won Best Illustrated Book 2023! I received a £2,000 prize plus a commitment from Waterstones to support my future work, which is just wonderful.
In the week that followed, Waterstones across the country changed their window displays to feature Gretel. I went on a book signing trip and also wrote a piece for the Waterstones blog about the picture book that always leaves me ready to create – which you can read here.