Faber Children’s has partnered with the NSPCC to create I Like Bees, a picture book encouraging readers to talk about their feelings, both positive and negative.
Illustrated by Fiona Lumbers [pictured], the text is inspired by the responses children gave to a questionnaire circulated by the NSPCC, which will receive half of the royalties from sales of the book.
Claire Hoyle, the organisation’s head of partnerships, told The Bookseller Daily at Bologna Children's Book Fair: “I Like Bees encourages children to voice their likes and dislikes in a fun, informative way—its message complements the work we do at the NSPCC. We really appreciate the generosity of the Faber & Faber team in donating the money raised from sales of the book, which will be used to safeguard more childhoods across the UK.”
Faber Children’s publisher Leah Thaxton acquired world rights from United Agents’ Jodie Hodges, and will publish in July.