Sun. May 26th, 2024

A few days ago, Simon posted on Instagram a photo with his son and dogs and made a big announcement about him and his son.

Here it is. I wanted to share something exciting my son Eric and I have been working on. I would like to introduce to you #WISHFITS. To begin with, we have announced a seven-book deal with @hachettekids today.

WISHFIT is a world where the most unusual animals exist. The WISHFITS are magical, and unusual and have evolved in a weird and wonderful way, combining two different species to form hybrid animals with very distinct characteristics!

Some of Eric’s favorite WISHFITS include the DAT (dog/cat) the COG (cat/dog), and the SNOG (snail/dog – the enthusiasm of a dog at the speed of a snail). The PEEP (pig/sheep) the CHUG (cheetah/slug – the slowest cat in the world), the HIPPOROO (hippo/kangaroo), the CHIMPANPOO (chimpanzee/poodle), the POLARBAT (polar bear/bat), the CROCOPUSS (crocodile/cat), the SHIGER (sheep/tiger – the most nervous cat in the world), the SPIKEY (spider/donkey) and many, many more.

To be able to write a series of books with my son Eric has been magical. This idea was inspired 3 years ago by a very special friend of ours who runs a Children’s Hospice charity. I told her one evening about some of the funny animals my son Eric and I would invent, starting with the Cog and the Dat. And how every evening the two of us would think of the most unlikely animal we would like to have. She loved this idea so much that she encouraged me to turn this into a book series.

I then met with an amazing company called @tongalteam which has a global community of creators. We loved the idea of thousands of creative people being part of the development of our idea. I am thrilled to be working with Hachette, an amazing publishing house. They shared our passion and enthusiasm from the moment we told them about WISHFITS.

Two of the children’s charities I work closely with will benefit from the profits of WISHFITS

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