HarperCollins Publishers has grabbed the worldwide rights for two picture books by designer and illustrator, David Mackintosh.
The two-book deal, which includes the merchandising rights, e-publishing, film and TV, was concluded by Kate Burns, deputy publisher at HarperCollins.
The first book in the series is due in March 2011 and is called Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School.
Burns commented: "I am absolutely delighted to be welcoming David Mackintosh to the HarperCollins list. Marshall Armstrong is destined to become a contemporary classic in the home and international arena - I am very proud to be publishing it."