Since 1974, the Municipal Chapter of Toronto IODE has presented annually the Jean Throop Book Award (with cash prize of $2000) to encourage excellence in children’s literature. IODE represents the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire and is a women’s charitable organization "dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals through education support, community service and citizenship programs."
On March 28, 2013 at the annual dinner and meeting of IODE Toronto, the winner of the 2013 Municipal Chapter of Toronto IODE Jean Throop Book Award was presented for . . .
Mr. Zinger's Hat
from Tundra Books
This award is shared between
author Cary Fagan and illustrator Dušan Petričić
Mr. Zinger's Hat was reviewed on CanLit for LittleCanadians on September 25, 2012.