Yesterday was our book launch for our four new 2012 titles. Â Our first two, released in February, are Sparkle’s Song by Samantha Hale, illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson and The Goblin and the Girl by Neil Irani and illustrated by Park Yun. Â Unfortunately we didn’t have any authors/illustrators to present to as they are all outside of the UK.
However here is Samantha’s response to receiving her book:
“Oh my goodness!!! Just got the book in the mail today. Its absolutely gorgeous. You did an amazing job!! Very excited and very proud. Thank you again for the opportunity to work with you on this.”
And Mariana’s response:
“I want to thank you a lot i’ve received my copy of “SparkleÂ´s Song”, and I am delighted with the results… it is a special book and I love the paper, the cover, the design… ItÂ´s perfect! I thank you a lot for taking so much care of the edition. I’m very happy with my book. Thank you, Maverick!”
Then we turned to our two May books not yet published – The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble by Angela Mitchell and illustrated by Sarah Horne. Â Then also the fantastic Â Grandma Bendy written and illustrated by Izy Penguin. Â This was the first time that the authors and illustrators had seen their book in print and so it was a very special moment. Â We even got a little emotional!
It was a great event with some fantastic people who came along. Â We hope that everyone enjoys these new books as much as we enjoyed helping to put them together. Â Here’s some photos from the event: