Oscar’s Book Prize is an annual prize for the best under-fives book of the year.It is awarded in memory of Oscar Ashton and in partnership with Amazon, the Evening Standard and the National Literacy Trust.
It has taken author and former school teacher John Dougherty more than 20 years to get his story about a cute pig who disappears up a little girl’s nose published. But thanks to the combination of his tenacity — he never stopped submitting the book to different publishers — and Laura Hughes’s engagingly scatty illustrations, There’s a Pig Up My Nose has won this year’s Oscar’s Book Prize, set up in 2012 to celebrate the best in pre-school literature. Princess Eugenie, whose sister Princess Beatrice is patron of the annual prize, presented the pair with a £5,000 cheque at the ceremony at St James’s Palace on Monday night.
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