Lucy Nicholson, founder of stationery business Lucy Maggie Designs and owner of publishing brand Sunshine Llama, has released her debut children’s book, ‘Lion on the Loose!’.

‘Lion on the Loose!’ tells the tale of cheeky vegetarian Lion, who escapes from the zoo in search of a particular sweet treat. A playfully illustrated light-hearted story, ‘Lion on the Loose’ is an imaginative book with underlying messages surrounding animal rights issues, something that the author is passionate about.

On this release, Lucy collaborated with Zoe Spry, an illustrator she had previously worked with as part of her Sunshine Llama venture. Zoe, who has previously held a role at a successful children’s book publishing company, was the ideal partner for to help bring this heart-warming story to life through her colourful illustrations.

 

“Just like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, children everywhere will want to read this tale of a lollipop-loving lion over and over again.” – Kerensa Jennings

 “I’ve always wanted to write a kid’s book,” Lucy said. “I think, in part, because I am a big kid myself! I thoroughly enjoyed writing ‘Lion’ and working with Zoe on the illustrations. The best part though has been seeing the joy that this title brings to young minds – I’ve had such great feedback from the children I know who have read it.”

Zoe continued: “I was so excited to be asked to work on this book with Lucy. Having worked in children’s publishing I was really touched that Lucy put her trust in me to help bring her vision to life. The whole process felt really collaborative, with both us working really closely to get it right!”

The debut novel has been praised by best-selling author Kerensa Jennings, who commented: “Just like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, children everywhere will want to read this tale of a lollipop-loving lion over and over again.”

You can buy a copy of ‘Lion on the Loose’ – complete with a free colouring book – by clicking the button below.

Get 25% Off

WHEN YOU BUY 4 CARDS