Scallywag Press has signed a new picture book by John Agard, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura.
When Creature Met Creature is described by the indie press as "a powerful and playful look at how we express emotions". Rights were acquired from the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency. The book will publish on 3rd March 2022.
It comes as Agard celebrates his win of the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award last week, becoming the first poet to be awarded the accolade, for his outstanding contribution to children’s literature.
He has published more than 50 books, including poetry, stories and non-fiction, for all ages, with his first book, I Din Do Nuttin and Other Poems, published by The Bodley Head in 1983.
According to Nielsen BookScan TCM, Agard has sold 24,886 books since 1998, for £184,000.