HarperCollins Children’s Books has acquired three more books by Quentin Blake and Emma Chichester Clark, including a follow-up to their picture book Three Little Monkeys.
Three Little Monkeys Ride Again will be the first title published from the new deal and shows Hilda Snibbs taking her three naughty monkeys, Tim, Sam and Lulu, to visit her mother. Written by Blake and illustrated by Chichester Clark, the book will be published in hardback (£12.99) and eBook on 3rd October, 2019. A further two adventures will follow.
Executive publisher Ann-Janine Murtagh acquired world rights from Caradoc King at United Agents and Caroline Walsh at David Higham Associates.
She said, “It’s absolutely joyful to publish Quentin Blake and Emma Chichester Clark together. They created an incredibly special kind of chemistry of words and pictures in their first picture book, which delighted critics and readers alike. I implored Quentin and Emma to create more adventures for these wonderfully mischievous monkeys – and how lucky for us that they said yes.”