Andersen Press has acquired illustrator Eve Coy’s début picture book.
William is a story about a game of role reversal, featuring a “boy” and his “mummy” (a father and daughter). Libby Hamilton, editorial director for picture books, acquired world rights from Coy, and will publish in autumn 2017.
Coy has an MA in illustration from the Cambridge School of Art and is the artist-in-residence at Prema Arts Centre in Gloucestershire. Hamilton said: “Eve’s talent is that her art and storytelling perfectly captures those small but magical moments in family life. Eve’s watercolour art captures young children in a way that’s rare—full of energy, clumsy and jubilant. I fell for her work immediately.”