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Winner of the 2016 Picture Book Competition

The overall winner for the 2016 competition was a secondary entry, The Grand Pancake Race, created by William Thompson from Cockermouth School. You can download the picture book, below.

Mick Inkpen said of William's entry: "This is a rollicking, no-holds-barred exercise in imagination.

"William's illustrations have exactly the same bravura spirit as his text. Nothing is withheld - loads of great ideas - loads of great jokes - but all contained within a properly structured and really satisfying story.

"It is so very hard to contain so many ideas without a story running away from you and losing its shape entirely - but William achieves this brilliantly."

Download the PDF (link at the bottom of this page) to read the winning story.

08/01/2017Winner of the 2016 Picture Book Competition