Scribble is very pleased to announce that world rights (ex-ANZ) to Rhyme Cordial have been sold to Phaidon. Cecily Kaiser, Phaidon’s Publishing Director, says it was one of her favourites titles from last year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Publishing in Australia in May 2018, Rhyme Cordial, by Sydney-based illustrator Antonia Pesenti, is a unique large-format board book with innovative gatefolds is filled with curious wordplay and bright, enticing illustrations.
Phaidon will publish their own version of this book, under the title Rhyme Flies. Antonia says, ‘The very Australian icy pole wasn’t included in the international version, so the Scribble edition feels very special and unique.’
Rights to Grandma Z, the debut picture book from acclaimed Australian illustrator Daniel Gray-Barnett, have also been sold into three territories, ahead of the book’s Australian release in March this year. French rights were sold to Seuil Jeunesse, Spanish rights to Ediciones Siruela and North American rights to Kids Can Press. Scribble’s rights sales are negotiated by Veronique Kirchhoff of the VeroK Agency.
Scribble’s Commissioning Editor, Miriam Rosenbloom says she is thrilled that the book is creating such a buzz internationally, months before it hits bookstore shelves in Australia. ‘Daniel Gray-Barnett is an incredible talent and this is an amazing debut work,’ says Miriam.
Daniel Gray-Barnett is an illustrator based in Sydney whose illustrations have been commissioned by clients such as The New York Times, Sydney Opera House, The Boston Globe, Warner Music and The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Illustrations from Grandma Z were chosen from thousands of international entries for the prestigious Society of Illustrator’s Book exhibition to be held in New York in February next year. Grandma Z was also selected for Ilustrarte 2016—Biennale of Children’s Book Illustration.Share this story
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