Awards

  • Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration, British Library Association, 1963, forBorka;
  • The Extraordinary Tug-of-Warselected an American Institute of Graphic Arts book of the year, 1967-68;
  • Kate Greenaway Medal, 1970,
  • Honorary Award from Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava,1971
  • New York TimesBest Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year, 1971
  • Outstanding Book citations from School Library Journal, 1971
  • Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Illustration, for Gumpy’s Outing, 1972
  • Children’s Book Showcase selection, for Gumpy’s Outing, 1972
  • American Library Association (ALA) for Gumpy’s Outing
  • Notable Book citation for Gumpy’s Outing, ? 1972;
  • Children’s Book of the Year citations,
  • Child Study Association of America, Seasonsand  Gumpy’s Outing 1971,
  • Child Study Association of America, for Gumpy’s Motor Car, 1976
  • Children’s Book Showcase, Children’s Book Council, Gumpy’s Motor Car, 1977;
  • Horn BookHonor list, for Come away from the Water, Shirley, 1977
  • Horn BookHonor list, for Time to Get out of the Bath, Shirley, 1978
  • Horn BookHonor list, John Patrick Norman McHennessey, The Boy Who Was Always Late, 1988
  • New York TimesBest Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year citations, for Come away from the Water, Shirley, 1977
  • New York TimesBest Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year citations for Granpa, 1985
  • Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth Literature Prize), West German Federal Ministry of the InteriorforWould You Rather, 1980
  • Kurt Maschler/Emil Award runner-up, National Book League (Great Britain) forThe Wind in the Willows, 1983
  • Kurt Maschler/Emil Award runner-up, National Book League (Great Britain) forWhere’s Julius? 1986
  • Kurt Maschler/Emil Award, Granpa 1984
  • New York TimesBest Illustrated Book Award, for Granpa, 1985
  • Parents’ Choice Picture Book Award, forJohn Patrick Norman McHennessey, the Boy Who Was Always Late, 1988
  • Parents’ Choice Picture Book Award, Oi! Get off Our Train!; 1990, “Book Can Develop Empathy” award, Hey! Get off Our Train, 1991
  • Nestle Smarties Book Prize (Bronze Award) Husherbye, 2000