Recipient, 2014, Young Inventor
Lyla Black designed her first monster as a holiday gift for her father when she was just three years old. In the five years since then, she has worked with her staff to create hundreds of one-of-a-kind Lyla Tov Monsters. Her skill at picking just the right patterns and combinations of arms, legs, ears, horns, shirts, skirts and/or tails has brought thousands of plush toys to life. In the last two years, Lyla has created four limited edition Monsters who have brought a good night’s sleep to hundreds of children around the world.