New Zealand author-illustrator duo Dawn McMillan and Ross
Kinnaird will see the latest in their bestselling series of
hilarious ‘bum’ children’s picture books release
simultaneously in North
America, the UK, Ireland,
Australia and New Zealand at the start of 2021.
York-based Dover Publications and London-based Scholastic UK
jumped at the opportunity to purchase rights for My Bum
is SO NOISY! from originating publisher Oratia
after previous titles I Need a New Bum
and I’ve Broken by Bum achieved bestseller status
Packed with laugh-out-loud rhymes and
zany illustrations, their latest creation follows our hero
on comical adventures caused by his bum and the astounding
and uncontrollable noises
it makes, building to a
crescendo of hilarity.
The first print run for My
Bum is SO NOISY! will be over 120,000 copies
“Now more than ever, we could all do with
a laugh – and Dawn and Ross’ books bring laughter in
abundance,” says Fiz Osborne, Editorial Director,
Illustrated Books for Scholastic UK. “We can’t wait to
share My Bum is SO NOISY! with readers next
Dawn McMillan conjures up the storylines of
the Bum books from her coastal home outside Thames, and Ross
Kinnaird brings them to life from his waterside studio on
Auckland’s North Shore.
“It’s been wonderful to see
the series reach so many readers worldwide, and we hope that
My Bum is SO NOISY! will bring more fun and laughter
to kids and adults alike,” they say.
Peter Dowling reports that CITIC Press also plans to publish
the new book in China in early 2021.
thrilled to be part of Dawn and Ross’ international
success, which proves the appeal of Kiwi creativity
worldwide,” he says.
My Bum is SO
NOISY! By Dawn McMillan and Ross
Kinnaird. Published by Oratia