Where My Wellies Take Me

Shortlisted for this year’s CILIP Kate Greenaway Award, Where My Wellies Take Me tells the story of Pippa who loves staying with her Aunty Peggy. She loves going for walks, whether it’s in sunshine or cold – long, wandering walks where her wellies take her. Pippa walks through beautiful countryside and as her day unfolds, she encounters the wildlife, animals and people it contains.

Talented illustrator, Olivia Lomenech Gill, talks about her inspiration behind her beautiful artwork in this video.

Here are the judge’s comments ….

Clever use of different media, typography, paper engineering and a varied composition on each page recreates and validates a child’s attempt to capture her own experiences very well. Pippa is drawn with a real sense of independence and character and there is a clever use of colour throughout, with lovely, earthy, seasonal tones.

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