Four-book Graffeg deal for Jason Korsner

News - Children Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Two picture books out in October and two story books next year from BBC radio broadcaster, film critic, filmmaker and photographer

Rhyming picture books I Like to Put My Food in My Welly illustrated by Max Low, and What can you see? illustrated by Hannah Rounding, are both publishing in October 2019. Story books The Bogey Boy and The Mittens with No Thumbs will publish in 2020.

According to the acquisition statement: 'The imaginative and playful rhymes of I Like to Put My Food in My Welly experiment with language to comic effect, conjuring up a sequence of images that will have children in stitches. A laugh-out-loud picture book with endless surprises, perfectly complimented by Max Low’s bright and lively illustrations.

'The gentle rhyming text of What can you see? will encourage young children to look at the world and appreciate the objects around them, from the everyday items found in the home, to more far off places like the jungle and sky. Reminiscent of the classic Ahlberg picture book Peepo!, What can you see? gives the same concept a contemporary twist. Young children will love pointing out all the objects mentioned in the text in Hannah Rounding’s detailed illustrations.'

Jason Korsner has been a BBC radio journalist since 1994, a regular news reader on 5live and he currently reads the news on Radio 2 and 6Music. He has been reviewing films since 1998 for BBC, UK Screen and What’s Worth Seeing. His photographs have been published in newspapers, the BBC website and What’s Worth Seeing and he has made several short films screened at festivals and in competitions. I Like to Put My Food in My Welly and What can you see? are his first books for children.

Max Low, illustrator, is a graduate of Hereford College of Arts and was selected by bestselling children’s author Nicola Davies to illustrate Bee Boy and the Moonflowers, the penultimate tale in Graffeg’s Shadows and Light series. Max is the author and illustrator of the Ceri & Deri series of educational children’s picture books, also published by Graffeg.

Fellow illustrator Hannah Rounding is an artist and creative development consultant. She has a first class degree in Fine Art Painting, a Masters degree in Interior Design, and over 10 years experience working in the international development sector. She is the illustrator of Through the Eyes of Me and Through the Eyes of Us by Jon Roberts about a little girl with autism.

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