I defy you not to be touched by this book
- Elisa Offord, Marketing & Publicity Director, Simon & Schuster
Summer 2015 is set to be a popular season for Bright picture books launching into the public eye and gracing the shelves of book lovers the world over. One of these future classics comes from the pen of award-winning author illustrator Benji Davies and is set to supersede Benji’s critically acclaimed debut title The Storm Whale (Simon & Schuster) having already been shortlisted in the AOI World Illustration Awards 2015. This month, we proudly add the stunningly illustrated & powerfully written Grandad’s Island (Simon & Schuster) to our growing Bright Bookshelf.
The book was given a tropical introduction to the publishing world at Benji’s exclusive Grandad’s Island book launch located at BYGGA BO cafe in Walthamstow. As the agent behind the book deal, Bright MD Vicki Willden-Lebrecht was amongst the star studded guest list, including such publishing royalty as Philip Ardagh, Jim Field, Ben Mantle, Mark Chambers, Jorge Martin, Sarah McIntyre & Chris Haughton.