Shortlisted Books

Lottie and Walter

Designed by
Anna Walker & Bruno Herfst
Category
Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
Year
2020
Publisher
Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia
Design Rationale

The challenge with Lottie and Walter was to explore fear, in a way that was not overwhelming for children. White space was used and a focus given to the inky textures of the water to soften the arrival of the shark, giving the imagery a dream like feel. Wrapping Walter around the cover was a way of introducing of Lottie’s imaginary friend and show his large scale. Using Walter’s voice as handwritten text conveyed his amusing and friendly voice to reassure Lottie and the reader. The endpapers begin with dark watery textures and end with patches of light.

Details
Dimensions
236 x 260 mm
Credits
Internal Design
Anna Walker & Bruno Herfst
Typesetting
Penguin Random House Australia
Printing
RR Donnelley Asia Printing Solutions Limited
Author
Anna Walker