Hodder Children’s Books is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a new range of titles by award-winning graphic artist Paul Thurlby. Publishing begins in October 2014, with a hardback picture book, Numbers – a cleverly constructed and stylish numbers book for all ages!
Thurlby is the 2013 winner of the prominent Bologna Opera Ragazzi Prima Award.
The deal was brokered by Emma Layfield, Hodder Children’s Books Picture Book Publisher.
Emma Layfield: "Paul is an absolute genius and it is a real privilege to work with him. His artwork is magnificently stylish, highly collectible, and utterly unique. He champions creativity across the art and design world. We can’t wait to publish Numbers far and wide!"
Paul Thurlby: "I was excited to get the opportunity to work on new books with Hodder and, in particular, see Numbers published. I’m very much enjoying working with them and looking forward to having my books reach a wider audience in the coming years."
Nirmal Sandhu, Head of Rights at Hachette Children’s Books: "We are delighted that someone of Paul Thurlby’s calibre has chosen Hodder Children’s Books – his beautiful work is just right for the international market and I’m eagerly anticipating our first deals."