We are thrilled to announce two new deals for our children’s authors! The Danish publishing house Bogoo acquired the Danish rights for DAD MAN AND THE EXPLODING POOP, the first title in the bestselling DAD MAN middle grade series by Arttu Unkari and Kai Vaalio. This series is a huge bestseller in Finland, with 100,000 copies sold! The German rights have been sold in a two-book deal to Mixtvision.
Bogoo also acquired the Danish rights to BENJAMIN BATEMAN AND THE CURSE OF THE MIND-POPPING PRANKS, the second volume in the BENJAMIN BATEMAN series by Hannele Lampela and Pasi Pitkänen. Book 1 published in Denmark at the end of June.
Both deals were closed by Anna Kappauf at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
If you are looking for hilarious middle-grade titles for reluctant readers, look no further! Rights are still available for France, Germany, Spain, Italy, World English language, etc!
The Dad Man series:
#1 Dad Man and the Exploding Poop
#2 Dad Man and the Evil Little Brother
#3 Dad Man and the Horrible Hypnosis
#4 Dad Man and the Impossible Time Warp
Arttu Unkari, illustrated by Kai Vaalio
The quirkiest cop in town! The Dad Man Series offers fast-paced adventures and humour for all ages – especially lower middle grade.
✓ German rights sold! (Books 1-2)
✓ For fans of David Walliams and Captain Underpants
✓ A perfect “Gateway series to literature” for reluctant readers
✓ Books in the series have been nominated for the Storytel awards 2020, 2021, and 2022 (Best children’s audiobook), Best Newcomer of the Year 2020, and the Runeberg Prize 2023!
✓ Bold and fresh 4-colour comic-book style artwork that add visual jokes to the narration
✓ 100,000 copies sold in Finland!
✓ 4 books available and more to come, with 5th book coming in 2024 – work as standalones and can be read in any order!
Dad Man is a dad, and a policeman – but he also has a superpower! Too bad his superpower is one shared by almost all dads – an unwavering belief in himself and his own abilities. Dad Man truly believes he knows everything and can do anything, but as it goes with most dads, the reality is quite different. And it follows that Dad Man’s nine-year-old daughter Oona needs to solve all of the issues herself.
The Benjamin Bateman series:
#1 Benjamin Bateman – Super Embarrassed Superhero
#2 Benjamin Bateman and The Curse of the Mind-popping Pranks
Hannele Lampela, illustrated by Pasi Pitkänen
What if your superhero costume looked like a butterfly and your only superpowers would be having a good heart and a lively imagination? Welcome to the embarrassing life of Benjamin Bateman!
✓ First joint 3-book series for award-winning and bestselling writer-illustrator super team Hannele Lampela and Pasi Pitkänen!
✓ Film in development!
✓ Nominee for the Arvid Lydecken Award 2023
✓ Rights sold to Denmark!
The wholly hilarious and thrilling adventures of a super embarrassing superhero for middle-graders!
Benjamin Bateman is stunned when he finds out that he is part of a family of superheroes. Who would’ve believed that about poor Benjamin?
Benjamin’s superhero costume is quite embarrassing though – a butterfly. And his superpower is even more mortifying – having a good heart and great imagination! But when Benjamin must battle the terrifying Mortem, his imagination will come in handy.