DCD Publishing the UK licensing agent for Suzy’s Zoo, has finalised the deal.
Blue Sky Books is set to feature the Little Suzy’s Zoo character set in its merchandise, which will include illustrated children’s books. The line is due for release in the UK late this year.
"We are excited about this wonderful partnership with Blue Sky Books," said Suzy’s Zoo creator, Suzy Spafford. "Witzy and his friends are looking forward to their adventures in the UK."
Stephanie Ackland, MD, Blue Sky Books, added: "Blue Sky is delighted to be publishing Little Suzy's Zoo in the UK. The brand is delightful and the characters adorable.
"We are looking forward to building a successful 'go to' nursery range of books, based around traditional values, wholesome appeal and gentle story-telling. Little Suzy's Zoo is a brand to be proud to work along side and Blue Sky is looking forward to working with DCD Publishing to further the brand's success in the UK. The first titles will be published October 2011."
Michael Gottlieb, head of licensing, DCD Publishing, explained: "We are thrilled to be partnering with Blue Sky Books and continue to expand the brand in the UK.
"Suzy’s Zoo is a timeless brand that has enjoyed tremendous success including with books in the last decades in both the US and Japan; we look forward to achieving this in the UK."
Suzy’s Zoo is at Licensing International at booth 1781.