The Zoomers’ Handbook wins the Picture Book category at the Sheffield Children’s Book Award

We are delighted that The Zoomers’ Handbook by Ana and Thiago de Moraes (published by Andersen Press) has won the best picture book category at the Sheffield Children’s Book Award!



This is not a handbook for farmers. Farmers look after chickens, cows and pigs. Anyone can do that. This is not a handbook for zookeepers. Zookeepers look after monkeys, elephants and lions. That’s easy. This is a handbook for zoomers. Zoomers look after very special beasts…

The Zoomers’ Handbook is a hilariously imaginative picture book, filled with weird and wonderful animals, such as the can-eating goatrilla and the ice-cream making polar cow, and is sure to delight the whole family.


The ceremony was held on the 15th of November at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre, and we are wishing a hearty congratulations to all involved.

To buy your very own guide to zooming, please click here

… and to find out what Thiago is up to next, visit his author page, website, or follow him on Twitter!