Packham pens children’s book

Packham pens children’s book

Wildlife expert and TV presenter Chris Packham is bringing his love of animals to the children’s book world with Amazing Animal Journeys, which will published by Egmont.

The non-fiction picture book is illustrated by Jason Cockroft and is about the way different animals, from blue whales and sardines to butterflies and wildebeest, migrate.

“A lot of the stories of animal migration that feature in Amazing Animal Journeys have been inspired by events I have experienced,” said Packham. “I am thrilled that Egmont will bring these stories together in a book that parents and children can enjoy together.”

Emma Dods, senior commissioning editor at Egmont Publishing, acquired the world English rights to two books from David Foster at David Foster Management.

Amazing Animal Journeys will be released in February 2016 (h/b, £10.99), with a second unnamed title to follow in February 2017. Both will be published under the Egmont’s non-fiction imprint, Red Shed.

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