Winning Year: 1996
Illustrator: Helen Cooper
Title: The Baby Who Wouldn't Go To Bed

Original Publisher: Doubleday
Current Publisher: Corgi
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0552528382
In Print

'Bedtime!' said the Mother. 'NO!' said the Baby. The Baby wants to stay up all night, so he revs up his car and sets off on an adventure. Before long, he finds himself all alone in a sleepy land. But there is someone else who's not asleep - someone who loves the Baby very much. A magical book whose soft yet sparkling artwork perfectly captures the twilight world of a small child, determined not to go to sleep.


Helen Cooper was born in London in 1963. She left school at 18 after taking A-levels and got a day job painting china animals. In the evening she played in a rock band and studied for her music degree. After qualifying as a music teacher, she became interested in children's book illustration and used the library to teach herself about art.

Helen is married to author/illustrator Ted Dewan. They have one daughter and live in Oxford.