Jan Smith WINS IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award!
4 June 2021
We are very proud to announce that 'A Letter from Tashi: A Snow Leopard Tale', illustrated by Beehive's Jan Smith and written by Carrie Hasler is a IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner! The award celebrates the very best in independent book publishing. A letter from Tashi features in the Children's Picture Book (4-7 Years) category.
Jan comments, "This is such and important book for me, and one of my proudest career moments! The style is different to many books I have worked on, and there was a lot of input from Carrie and Sandego Zoo, which meant it took longer than I would normally get! I am so happy with the way it turned out and grateful to Carrie and the Zoo for choosing me to be the illustrator."
Working with Beehive Illustration has been a dream. One of the best parts of creating the Shinoy and the Chaos Crew series has been seeing the staggering artwork develop into stunning final pieces that have always exceeded my hopes and expectations. It has been a huge pleasure working with such a talented, professional and friendly team.Chris Callaghan - Author of Harper Collins Shinoy and the Chaos Crew
Welcome to our brand new feature, where we'll be taking you 'under the cover' of some of our favourite recent titles! We'll examine the creative process that goes into bringing a book to life, and speaking to the artists, editors, and writers involved. This time, we'll look at 'Shinoy and the Chaos Crew', a brand new adventure series for Key Stage 1, published by HarperCollins.