A new fairy-filled tale by best-selling picture book partnership Lydia Monks and Julia Donaldson The Tooth Fairy and the Crocodile has been acquired by Macmillan Children’s Books, The Bookseller announced today.
Creators of the internationally successful What the Ladybird Heard series, illustrator Lydia Monks and author Julia Donaldson have teamed up again for this latest picture book which is due to publish in June 2024. This will be Lydia and Julia’s 13th picture book together.
As quoted in The Bookseller, The Tooth Fairy and the Crocodile “tells the tale of Ruth Mary the tooth fairy, who gets more than she bargained for when she collects the teeth of some jungle animals, including a less-than-friendly crocodile! A brilliantly illustrated story from picture-book superstars Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks – this is the perfect tale for any child with a wobbly tooth!”
Hannah Ray, publishing director of picture books at Macmillan, said: “We couldn’t have been happier when The Tooth Fairy and the Crocodile arrived on our desks. A new story from Julia and Lydia is always something to be very excited about, and Ruth Mary the tooth fairy stole our hearts from the moment we met her, with her kindly, can-do attitude and host of animal friends. […] Julia’s lively text is every bit as fantastic as you’d expect, and Lydia’s irresistible and charming artwork reimagines the tooth fairy in a way that only she can.”
The Tooth Fairy and the Crocodile will publish in hardback on 6th June 2024.
For the full The Bookseller announcement click here.