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Anybody who knows me, knows that I have a major soft spot for baked goods. I mean, who are we kidding? I practically AM a baked good :)  So when a super-talented author writes a picture book manuscript entitled THE TINY BAKER, you know that I am all in!

By now I’m sure you have guessed that this is no hypothetical author nor hypothetical manuscript! Not only that, but this small and delicious treat has found the most perfect of homes with the most perfect of illustrators. Without further ado, here is the announcement that just posted up:

Lisa Rosinsky at Barefoot Books has acquired THE TINY BAKER, by Hayley Barrett (Babymoon), to be illustrated by Alison Jay (I Took the Moon for a Walk; Listen, Listen). Emma Parkin and Lisa Rosinsky will edit and art direct. This deliciously quirky story features a miniature baker whose devoted insect clientele help her weather an unexpected disaster at her stylish tea shop. Publication is planned for Autumn 2020; Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author, and Alison Jay represented herself in the deal for world rights.

It’s a good thing that 2020 is just around the corner, because I for one can’t wait. Congratulations, Hayley!

 - Joan