Cake, Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice have signed a UK publishing deal with Hodder Children’s Books for Bottersnikes & Gumbles.
Hodder Children’s books, a division of the Hachette Children’s Group, will publish a series of young fiction, sticker and activity books based on the TV series, which is set to air on CBBC in July this year.
Lisle International is the appointed agent for general licensing and merchandise categories.
Bottersnikes & Gumbles (52 x 11’) is co-produced by CBBC in the UK and Seven Network in Australia and is also a Netflix global original title.
Ed Galton, CCO & managing director at Cake, commented: “We were hugely impressed with the presentation that Katie and her team at Hodder Children’s Books pitched to us and this solidified our belief that they are the best publishing partners for this unique property.”
Patrick Egerton, executive producer at Cheeky Little Media, said: “The passion we poured into creating the TV series was fuelled by our love for the original books as kids. To be embarking on a new series of books with the talented team at Hodder Children’s Books, and taking what we’ve re-imagined for the TV series back into print, is really exciting. The Bottersnikes & Gumbles are coming home”
Katie Price, licensing director, Hachette Children’s Group, added: “We are delighted to be publishing the books to accompany this new CGI children’s TV series. The Bottersnikes & Gumbles world is active, playful, involving and big-hearted with a wealth of funny characters and timeless storytelling at its heart.”