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BBC appoints publisher for Abney & Teal

Published on: 27th March 2012

BBC Worldwide has appointed Walker Books as global master book publisher for The Adventures of Abney & Teal.

The Adventures of Abney & Teal is an animation on CBeebies for children 3 – 6 years.

Walker Books is publishing the first three Abney and Teal titles in time for Christmas 2012.  They will launch with stand-alone picture books and a simple novelty title illustrated by Joel Stewart.

Nick Kirkpatrick, brand manager at BBC Worldwide said: “We are delighted to bring the experience, expertise and quality reputation of Walker Books to the Abney and Teal stable for this key category. Walker Books together with our master toy partner Rainbow Designs, will deliver the highest quality Abney and Teal consumer products to retail. We will be announcing new licensing partners shortly as we build our global merchandising programme for 2012 and beyond.”

Denise Johnstone-Burt, Publisher at Walker Books said: “We were instantly drawn to Abney and Teal which combines the originality of Ragdoll with the artistic brilliance of Joel Stewart. Working with Joel we know we can create books that not only complement the already successful television series but stand in their own right as beautiful illustrated books.”

 

 

 

 

 

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