New Lab idea - Sally Garland Nov 21 2018


New Lab idea alert! Our talented artist Sally Garland has just finished developing a story book idea with Collaborate Agency, which she has written and illustrated herself!

This beautifully illustrated and lovingly written story follows Mouse through the seasons of his life. In the spring, Mouse is excited to go out and discover the world for himself. His mother warns him, “Bear is out there” and to be careful. Mouse remembers her warning but ventures out into the world and finds himself a home, friends and happiness.

As time passes, Mouse feels the fear of bear getting closer and closer. But as winter closes in on Mouse’s life, Mouse begins to realise that ‘Bear’ isn’t to be feared and that this is where he will find love, comfort, peace and tranquillity at the end of his long journey. 

The story of Mouse and Bear helps grown-ups guide children through the difficult issue of bereavement in a sensitive and comforting way.

Sally Garland's expressive characters, engaging narratives and minimal colour palettes make her the perfect illustrator for Children's Publishing, especially for readers aged 0-5. If you'd like to know more about this story idea, get in touch with one of our illustration agents for more information. You can see more of Sally's wonderful and whimsical illustrations via her online Advocate portfolio. If you'd like to see some of the artwork from this story, along with other stories that Sally has written and illustrated, scroll through the images above! Sally is also well known for Tig and Tog and Percy and his Amazing Box of Disguises.

If you're interested in seeing new story ideas by our artists, we would love to meet you to go through these in more detail, along with our other book publishing portfolios. Get in touch with one of our agents today to find out more and book an appointment with us.