Established in 2016, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s book illustration. It honours publisher Klaus Flugge, founder of children’s publisher Andersen Press and a supremely influential figure in picture books.
A funny but powerful demonstration of the impact of climate change with wonderful illustrations and an impactful story.
Flooded is the funny and beautifully illustrated tale of animals who live in a city that is ever so slowly flooding. The flood comes gradually at first. All the animals ignore the obvious and go about their busy lives, disjointed from one another and preoccupied by their own problems. Eventually, the flood water reaches a height that they can no longer ignore and they have to work together to save their city. All the animals join together in a line and pull out the plug that is drowning the city. This is an exceptionally illustrated story that teaches a message not to let problems fester and with a little team work and community spirit, no problem is insurmountable.
- Browns Books Synopsis
The Klaus Flugge Prize has been running for eight years, and it’s been almost 50 years since Klaus Flugge founded Andersen Press - after all this time picture book illustrators still have the power to surprise as they explore new ways of storytelling and choose different stories to tell.