Nurture Rights signs Random House Children’s Publishers UK in an exclusive deal to develop and expand the classic literary property Dinosaur Roar!.
Nurture Rights, the new kids entertainment company set up by Peter Curtis and Nick Barrington, has secured Random House Children’s Publishers UK (RHCP) as the new home for the best-selling classic picture book Dinosaur Roar!. The deal, which was negotiated with Sue Buswell at RHCP also sees the property expanded into an extensive new publishing programme, developed in association with the Natural History Museum.
Random House will re-launch the original classic picture book in April 2014 to coincide with the title’s 20th anniversary, alongside the launch of groundbreaking new website. The ongoing publishing program will include a Dinosaur Roar! storybook range, color and activity books, board books and novelty books.
The Natural History Museum, Random House and Nurture Rights are working closely together on the launch programme for 2014, which will feature an international travelling exhibition and a range of high quality merchandise.
Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland was first published in 1994 and became a publishing phenomenon with over five million books sold worldwide.
Peter Curtis, Director of Nurture Rights said: “We are delighted to be working with Random House Children’s Publishers UK on Dinosaur Roar!. Random House has an unparalleled global reputation in children’s publishing and we look forward to developing an exciting range of Dinosaur Roar! books with them for the worldwide market.”
“Random House has actively been seeking a major pre-school character-based series,” said Sue Buswell, Deputy Publisher Children’s Colour and Licensing at Random House Children’s Publishers UK. “Drawing on the expertise of the UK’s leading paleontologists, Dinosaur Roar! offers a unique and unprecedented opportunity to explore the authentic world of dinosaurs for the youngest, most dinosaur-hungry children.”
Source: Nurture Rights
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.