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NAKED! won the 2015 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award!!!

WOWOWOWOW!!!!! Totally thrilled to find out that NAKED! has won the 2015 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award! Especially honored, considering the other nominees.

From the Missouri Library Association:

"The children of Missouri (and neighboring states) have spoken, selecting Naked!, written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, as the winner of the 2015 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award. Over 20,000 preschoolers and kindergarteners participated this year. Naked! was the overwhelming choice, receiving 6,078 votes. Digger Dog, written by William Bee and illustrated by Cecilia Johansson, finished second with 3,227 votes." Read more here.

You can find out more about the award, nominees and past winners here.

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