Nick Sharratt wins inaugural Bookbug Picture Book Prize

Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park on a Windy Day (Picture Corgi) has been awarded the very first Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2017 by Scottish Book Trust.

Primary school children in Scotland received free copies of each book on the shortlist, which also included There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins and Hare and Tortoise by Alison Murray, as part of Book Week Scotland. Following a vote of 19,000 pupils, Shark in the Park on a Windy Day was announced as the winner of the prize.

Nick called the prize a ‘huge honour’ and wanted to say ‘a really, really, special, huge thank you’ to all the children who engaged so enthusiastically with the shortlisted books and voted!