Little Tiger acquires Willis picture book

Little Tiger acquires Willis picture book

Little Tiger has acquired The First Slodge, the new picture book by author Jeanne Willis and illustrator Jenni Desmond.
 
“We constantly look to diversify the Little Tiger list, and create surprising and inspiring picture books,” said publisher Jude Evans. “Jeanne’s text for The First Slodge captivated us with its poetry, its humour and the questions it invites of the reader.”
 
Barry Timms, editorial director, acquired rights to the text from Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan Associates. Jenni Desmond's agent is Penny Holroyde at Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency.
 
Little Tiger has the world rights to the book, described as a “funny, striking fable about sharing”, and will publish in April 2015.