Carr’s rainbow rhino set to charge into 2020

Egmont Publishing is thrilled to have struck a deal with Matt Carr for a fabulously funny picture book.

Grabbing the unicorn trend by the horns and supercharging it with Ron – a rhino like no other. Rhinocorn Rules! is an uplifting picture book story about a David Bowie-esque rhinocorn.

Melissa Fairley, Publishing Director, signed the deal for World Rights in all languages with Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown.

Rhinocorn Rules! will publish in February 2020.

Rhinocorn Rules!

About Rhinocorn Rules!

Ron the Rhinocorn doesn’t like to live by the other rhino rules – the other rhinos are grumpy, solitary and they will charge at anything that gets in their way.

But not Ron.

Ron likes music, art and only wants to have fun. He is determined to live his best life and not conform to the herd.

When Ron paints himself into a bright unicorn, all of the other animals think he’s the coolest animal ever, but his rhino family are less impressed. Will they learn to embrace Ron for who he really is?

Rhinocorn Rules! is guaranteed to capture the hearts of young readers and parents who are fans of Supertato, Julian is a Mermaid and Superbat.

Melissa Fairley said, ‘Matt is master of the commercial hook but this wonderful picture book is so much more than just that. It’s about being true to yourself and living your best life. It’s also extremely funny and his vibrant artwork makes every page pop!’

Author Matt Carr said, ‘I’m very excited to let Ron the Rhinocorn loose in the world! It’s been nice to get him out of my head and onto paper as he’d been taking up a lot of room! Hopefully everyone will love him as much as I do.’

Rhinocorn Rules! comprises an inclusive message about being true to yourself and having the courage to be brave enough to not blend in. Matt Carr’s picture book is perfect for any child who feels like they are different or are struggling with confidence.

About the Author

Matt CarrMatt Carr has worked in design for over fifteen years and has worked on a wide range of projects for clients such as Channel 4, Nickelodeon, BSA, ITV, MTV, Channel 5, Sainsburys, Penguin Books and Imperial War Museum.

He is the creator of several books for children including Spyder, Rocketmole and Superbat, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018.

Rhinocorn Rules! by Matt Carr publishes February 2020 in paperback.

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