Edify Award for
Best Educational Book 2015
Highly Commended 2015
Designer Liz Tui Morris (Bolster Design)
Title Monster’s Lunch by Janice Marriott, illustrated by Scott Pearson
Publisher Ministry of Education / Lift Education
Format 420 x 335mm, 8pp, saddle stitched
Judges’ Comments It’s easy to go over the top with a large format book like this, but Monster’s Lunch has let the cuteness of the monster be the hero and kept the layout and text simple. The effect is to drive attention to the monster’s gorgeous face, especially its mouth, with its endearing single, goofy tooth and unabashed emotion.