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Flooded: Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize for Illustration 2023 (Hardcover)
Flooded is the funny and beautifully illustrated tale of animals who live in a city that is ever so slowly flooding.
The flood comes gradually at first.
All the animals ignore the obvious and go about their busy lives, disjointed from one another and preoccupied by their own problems.
Eventually, the flood water reaches a height that they can no longer ignore and they have to work together to save their city.
All the animals join together in a line and pull out the plug that is drowning the city.
This is an exceptionally illustrated story that teaches a message not to let problems fester and with a little team work and community spirit, no problem is insurmountable.
Mariajo Ilustrajo is an award-winning Spanish illustrator based in the UK. She completed her MA in Children's Illustration from the prestigious Cambridge Anglia Ruskin course in April 2021. Her debut picture book, Flooded, won the Klaus Flugge Prize for Illustration 2023.
"a celebration of community cooperation ... Impressively deep"—Kirkus Reviews
"This beautifully illustrated work offers untold opportunities for tangential discussions of teamwork, kindness, problem-solving, puzzles, and more."—School Library Journal
'Impressive debut [...] A timely read.'—The Guardian
'Promising careers were launched with debuts such as Mariajo Ilustrajo’s Flooded'—The Guardian 'Best Children's Books of 2022'
“A gentle story of climate change and community, this is a visually stunning debut using a minimal text, richly detailed images and a limited palette of striking Pantone colours.”—The Bookseller - One to Watch
“A really impressive picture book debut.”—Achuka
“Visually stunning, beautifully designed picture book... a treat for the eyes and tonic for the soul.”—WRD Magazine
WINNER —English Association 4-11 Picture Book Award 2023
WINNER—'UK Literacy Association' Picture Book Award 2023
SHORTLISTED—Klaus Flugge Prize 2023
LONGLISTED—Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration
LONGLISTED—Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2023
LONGLISTED—Derby Children’s Picture Book Awards 2023
WINNER—World Illustration Awards 2020