Orchard Books has acquired One Thing, a new Charlie and Lola title from author and illustrator Lauren Child.
Kate Burns, picture, gift and novelty book publisher at Orchard, said: “Lauren Child fans will not be disappointed. One Thing is perfectly funny, perfectly formed and sees top-negotiator Lola take on numbers in everyday life and bend them to her endearing and unique will. It's also a brilliant book to introduce the non-scary nature of counting and sums to very young children.”
Burns acquired the world rights for print and verbatim e-books from Caroline Walsh at David Higham Associates.
Orchard will publish in hardback in autumn in 2015, which is also the 15th anniversary of I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal.