Friday, 13 July 2012

Neil Gaiman Signs Children’s Book Deal

The multi-talented Neil Gaiman, author of Stardust and writer of one of (in my humble opinion) the best episodes of Dr Who to date – The Doctor’s Wife – is to venture into the world of children’s books after signing a 5-book deal with US publisher HarperCollins. The deal is for three children’s novels and two picture books – one of which will be Chu’s Day, a story about a sneeze-prone panda.

"Chu's Day is the first book I've ever written for really little kids. Ones who cannot read. Ones who can only just walk. Those ones. I hope that they like it, or at least, that they love Adam Rex's amazing illustrations," said Gaiman. He adds that the book will "test his sneeze-resisting powers to the limit – there's the library (dusty books!), the diner (pepper!), and then the circus (all those animals!). How big can a sneeze really be? Just wait and see …"
Anything that involves pandas is good with me, but throw Gaiman into the mix and I am one very excitable lady!

And just for a giggle - if you haven't seen this brilliant video of an actual sneezing panda and the fright the kid gives the mother - check it out at YouTube now!

 Source: The Guardian

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