The shortlisting judges said: “This book isn’t just dry pages about what engineering is. It’s a very exciting story about a sloth that has to get somewhere and in order to get to where he’s going; he has to build levers, he has to build bridges. Each of the pages is about how he designs a solution to a problem – just what an engineer must do.” and then it went on to win the popular vote for overall winner, as voted for by children across the UK.
You can find out more about the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize here. Perhaps next year, your bookgroup or class could get involved?