Ben Mantle wins the 2013 Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book Award!

As part of Bishop’s Stortford College’s fourth annual Festival of Literature (1 – 8 February 2013), comes the Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book Award which, this year, saw more than 50 picture books vying for the votes and affections of over 1300 school children (the severest and most demanding of all picture book critics!).

From a shortlist of nine very worthy entries, the brilliant Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit ( Egmont, Sept 2012), written by Jonathan Emmett and illustrated by Bright’s very own Ben Mantle, emerged as standout winner!

To see for yourselves why Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit stole the proverbial show and captured the imaginations of the Bishop’s Stortford school children, take a look at what the reviewers say – or buy your very own copy!