Scholastic New Zealand Award for
Best Children’s Book
|Designer Ali Teo and John O’Reilly
Title Melu by Kyle Mewburn,
illustrated by Ali Teo and
Format 265 x 215mm, 32pp, hardback with printed laminated case, matt lamination with spot UV
Judges' Comments From start to finish, this book exudes a quiet confidence indicative of designers in full command of their craft. As reviewers have pointed out, Melu contains a lot of words for a picture book, but nowhere does it look cluttered. Good taste, a sure touch and a fine sense of balance rule throughout.