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."
In this Buzz series, we're going to take a closer look at a variety of different areas of illustration, examining the types of illustration you're likely come across throughout a whole range of diverse book formats! This time, we'll be taking a look at the fast-paced world of editorial illustration.
Experience with Beehive on this recent project with Claudio was excellent as always - good and prompt communication from Beehive, including the contractual signing process we have to go through and Claudio followed the briefs and then provided the changes and options requested quickly.Richard Parker - Pearson