Egmont signs two-book deal with Sparkes

Egmont signs two-book deal with Sparkes

Egmont has acquired two books from Amy Sparkes, author of Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo (Red Fox), which was nominated for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2013.
 
The first book, The Mouse Who Sailed the Seas, will be published in May 2015 and a second title, as yet untitled, will follow in spring 2016. Both books will be illustrated by Nick East.
 
Melissa Fairley, Egmont director for preschool, picture books, classics and non-fiction, acquired world rights from Julia Churchill at AM Heath.

"As soon as I read Amy’s story, I knew it was perfect for the Egmont picture book list," said Fairley.  "Commercial, funny and a terrific rhyming read-aloud, it ticked all the boxes for me. And it was an easy decision to pair Amy with Nick East – his artwork is warm, witty and hugely engaging for young children.”