Egmont is to publish a new illustrated edition of The Hundred and One Dalmatians, with artwork by Alex T Smith.
Smith is the creator of the Claude series, published by Hodder Children’s Books, about a dog who goes on various adventures.
The new edition of The Hundred and One Dalmatians will be published as a £10.99 hardback in September, in time for Christmas.
Publishing director Melissa Fairley said: “Alex T Smith is the perfect choice for this new edition of Dodie Smith’s endearing classic. We knew how much he loved the book from his tweets, and with his amazing ability and love of drawing dogs he comes to this project with a real passion, successfully elevating this timeless tale to new heights.
“Children and adults alike will adore his extremely opulent, yet sinister portrayal of Cruella de Vil; contrasted beautifully with his loveable and mischievous Dalmatian puppies.”
Smith said: “The Hundred and One Dalmatians is one of my very favourite books, so to be asked to reimagine it for a new generation of readers is an incredible honour. I can’t wait for everyone to meet Cruella again - and hopefully go dotty over all those puppies.”