Danny Baker pens children's picture book

Danny Baker pens children's picture book

Hodder Children’s Books has signed comedy writer and DJ Danny Baker.

Baker has written his first children’s picture book text, Lucie Goose, about a friendly goose who lives all alone in a house at the edge of the woods.

Hodder picture book editor Emma Layfield acquired world rights in a two-book deal from Alex Armitage at The Noel Gay Organisation. The text will be illustrated by Pippa Curnick, who was signed via a deal with Claire Cartey at Holroyde Cartey.

Layfield said: “I am delighted to welcome such a gifted writer to the Hodder Children’s Books list and to launch Danny Baker’s career in children’s books. Lucie Goose is a wonderful book with Danny’s trademark wit and warmth. I am also incredibly pleased to sign rising star Pippa Curnick, whose bright, engaging style suits the text perfectly.

Publication is set for autumn 2017.

Baker is a writer, journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter and presents "The Danny Baker Show" on BBC Radio 5. He is currently taking part in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.