Animal kingdom picture book to Hodder

Animal kingdom picture book to Hodder

Hodder Children’s Books, part of Hachette Children's, has acquired a 64-page picture book about the animal kingdom by zoologist and author Nicola Davies. The illustrator is Lorna Scobie.

The deal for Diversity was brokered between Emma Layfield, picture book publisher at Hodder Children’s Books, Veronique Baxter at David Higham Associates (Davies’ agent) and Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency (Scobie’s agent).

Layfield said: “I’m so pleased to welcome Nicola and Lorna to Hodder Children’s Books. Nicola has an infectious passion for communicating her expertise about the world around us and her enthusiasm is matched by Lorna’s vibrant, beautiful illustrations. I feel privileged to bring their two talents together.”

Davies is also the author of several children’s books, including The Promise (Walker Books), which won the 2014 English Association Picture Book Award. Scobie is a designer at Macmillan Children’s Books as well as an illustrator.