ARC’s storybook shortlisted for the Best in the World category of the Gourmand World Awards

Book 2The second children’s storybook launched by ARC in 2014 as part of its Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles (HEAL) Campaign has been shortlisted for Europe’s Gourmand World Awards 2015 under the Best in the World (Children) category.

According to the President of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards,“It is quite an achievement to be on the shortlist. It is extremely difficult. The quantity and quality of entries from the 205 participating countries have reached a new high this year. All the books shortlisted are truly excellent, in very different ways”.

The 6 shortlisted books include ARC’s Sneaky Snare of the Syrupy Slurp Slops (Maldives), the National Geographic Kids Cookbook (USA), the Bumblebee Family Cookbook (UAE), La Cocinera del rey (Spain), Chinese Fairy Tales Feasts (Canada) and Kakjasten (Sweden).

The Sneaky Snare of the Syrupy Slurp Slops is an educational children’s book based on the message of Re-think Your Drink, encouraging children to drink water and plain milk, while making them aware of the dangers of consuming energy drinks, soda and other sugary drinks.

The first storybook launched by ARC, The Colourful Companionship of Casey Cabbage won two categories of the Gourmand Awards in 2013, namely Best Children’s Book in Maldives and Best Charity and Fundraising Book in Asia, and was also nominated for the Best in the World category.

The third book in the series is due to be launched later this year. All the story books in ARC’s HEAL Campaign series are made possible with the generous support of the Mauritius Commercial Bank and Novelty Printers and Publishers.

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards celebrates and awards all books about food and/or drinks and features a number of world-renowned chefs, publishers and authors every year. The Best in the World will be announced on 9 June 2015.