"Jackson Hole, Wyoming – May 26, 2011 – Children’s book illustrator Kevin Waldron is the recipient of the 2011 Bull-Bransom Award, announced the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States at a reception at the museum last night in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Waldron was selected for the award, given annually for excellence in children’s book illustration with a wildlife and nature focus, for the 2010 picture book Tiny Little Fly (Walker Books). Written by former UK Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen, Tiny Little Fly champions the little guy as the fly encounters and outthinks a tiger, elephant, and hippopotamus, all rendered by Waldron in bold, colorful double-page spreads.
“Kevin Waldron's illustrations for Tiny Little Fly are a perfect example of how engaging illustrations can bring the printed word to life. He gave personality to creatures ranging in size for the tiny little fly to a great big elephant - on the same page!” said National Museum of Art Curator of Art Adam Harris, who served as one of the judges for this year’s award. “Waldron’s work exemplifies excellence in contemporary wildlife illustration, making him a wonderful choice for this year's Bull-Bransom Award.”
The Bull-Bransom Award is given annually in the form of a medal and $5,000.00 cash award.
Congratulations to Kevin!!!