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Scribble sells rights to ‘Rhyme Cordial’, ‘Grandma Z’

Scribe’s children’s imprint, Scribble, has sold rights to two forthcoming children’s books.

World rights (ex ANZ) to Antonia Pesenti’s board book Rhyme Cordial were sold to Phaidon ahead of its Australian release date in May.

Pesenti’s large-format board book features playful gatefolds, wordplay and bright illustrations.

Phaidon publishing director Cecily Kaiser described the title as ‘one of her favourites titles from last year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair’. Phaidon will publish a slightly altered edition of the book as Rhyme Flies.

Scribble has also sold rights to Daniel Gray-Barnett’s debut picture book Grandma Z into three territories: French rights to Seuil Jeunesse, Spanish rights to Ediciones Siruela and North American rights to Kids Can Press.

In a statement on the publisher’s website, Scribble said it is ‘thrilled that the book is creating such a buzz internationally, months before it hits bookstore shelves in Australia [in March]’.

All deals were negotiated by Veronique Kirchhoff of the VeroK Agency.


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