DK are to publish former Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya’s first children’s book, Move Like a Lion in January 2021. World rights were bought by Sarah Larter from Hannah Weatherill at Northbank Talent Management on behalf of M&C Saatchi Merlin.
The lockdown has shown that it’s more important than ever to have fun and engaging ways to exercise with your children at home. Move Like a Lion features exercises modelled on the natural movements of animals, so they can explore life in the animal kingdom as they copy the positions. Ideal for both active kids and children who are a bit more reluctant to go out and play, this exciting new book teaches them about the natural world as they have fun moving their bodies. Blending the curriculum subjects of science and physical education, the book creates an engaging and unique learning experience. Move Like a Lion features charming illustrations by Francesca Rosa to accompany the exercises which can be easily integrated into the day, from actions waking up the body in the morning to settling down at bedtime.
Children’s Publishing Director Sarah Larter says: ‘“We are so excited to be working alongside Radzi to publish this book – his passion and enthusiasm are infectious, and the central message of the book – the wellbeing of children – is key to our publishing.”
Radzi says: “I am so excited to be working with DK to share my love of movement, in a book which isn’t about changing how you look, but about how you feel. The only thing you need is your body and imagination!”