Scholastic New Zealand Award for
Best Children’s Book 2015
Highly Commended 2015
Designer Luke Kelly (Vida & Luke Kelly Design)
Title The Volume of Possible Endings by Barbara Else, illustrated by Sam Broad
Publisher Gecko Press
Format 198 x 129mm, 336pp, gatefold cover with 80mm flaps. Cover matt laminated with spot UV gloss varnish. 4 colour maps printed on the inside front and back covers.
Judges’ Comments The dynamic cover illustration creates depth of curiosity that forces the reader to venture further. The tattoo-style quality of the hand drawn type integrates nicely with the illustration and the wrap around to spine and back cover creates a nicely balanced designed with all surfaces considered. Nicely illustrated touches within, such as the map endpapers, ensure that the readers engage beyond just the printed text throughout the book.