2019 Sankei Children's Book Award (Japan)
2015 Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Picture Book Award
2014 China Times Open Book Award
Where did she get her favourite blouse and bag? She didn’t buy them, Granny made them. Granny takes all kinds of requests. Even a giant dinosaur bag. All because Granny has a wonderful, magical toy. A toy that makes a ke-da ke-da ke-da sound. But then one day, as Granny is helping her make a costume for a school performance, the machine breaks! How will Granny be able to complete such an important undertaking without her special toy? Will she make it onto the stage in time? And what strange things are about to happen to Granny’s broken toy?
Written from the perspective of a young girl, Granny’s Favourite Toy isn’t just a story about a sewing machine, but a love across the generations and the everyday tenderness that exists between grandmother and granddaughter. Bei Lynn’s drawings are both fresh and yet somehow also nostalgic, offering both a child’s eye view and an adult reminisce on days gone past.