Three books were shortlisted for The Bookbug Picture Book Prize:
- Arlo the Lion Who Couldn't Sleep by Catherine Rayner
- Inch and Grub by Alastair Chisholm, illustrated by David Roberts
- My First Book of Woodland Animals illustrated by Zoe Ingram
We are delighted to announce that the winner of The Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2022 is Inch and Grub, by Alastair Chisholm and David Roberts!
Inch and Grub is a funny story about being competitive and how STUFF is not what matters in life. Inch and Grub are cavemen. Grub's cave is bigger, and he says that makes him the best. So Inch adds a water feature to his cave. But Grub has made fire! So Inch makes a chair. And a house. And a CAR. And so the contest spirals and spirals . . . until they each have a HUGE wobbling pile of STUFF. But what happens when the piles collapse?
A free copy of each of the three books on the shortlist was gifted to every Primary 1 child in the Bookbug P1 Family Bag. The winner of The Bookbug Picture Book Prize was chosen by children across Scotland, aged between three and seven years old, who voted for their favourite book through their class or at home.