We have been fortunate to work with many international publishers and licenses over the years and have enjoyed many years of partnership and good friendships along the way. There have been some difficult times too, none more so than the illness and sad passing of former co-founder Lynne Morton back in 2015. Whilst business continued, what followed was largely a period of reflection and partial hibernation for many of the books. However, in 2020 after a reunion and some excitable conversations, Brainwaves Books re-emerged with a new partnership between co-founder Keith Faulkner and Karen Giles, with enthusiastic plans to re-launch some of the hidden treasure chest of books which have spent the last few years enjoying the views from a lakeside shed guarded by Archie, a lovable poodle. Inside is packed with an array of clever and innovative novelty titles, with concepts waiting to be re-discovered and some new ideas and formats in the wings. One of our most popular and best-selling pop-up titles is The Wide-Mouthed Frog and 2021 marked its 25th Anniversary, so the timing was perfect for this to lead introduction to our wide range of pop-ups and all things novelty! We offer international rights and co-edition opportunities and are very much looking forward to turning the page on our next chapter…
Human & Rousseau
Penguin Random House
Bhuana Ilmu Populer
Simon & Schuster
Companhia Das Letras
Hsinex International Corporation
2021 marked the 25th anniversary celebration for one of our most popular pop-up titles, telling the well-known story of a frog who loves to eat flies, but who is very interested to know what other animals eat.
The Wide-Mouthed Frog has printed over 1.8m copies in 20 languages worldwide and continues to bring amusement and surprise for children everywhere.
To mark the continued success of The Wide-Mouthed Frog, we are thrilled to present this smaller and refreshed version as part of a new series of updated animal pop-up books, all with amusing stories and delightful pops. His friends include The Hiccuping Hippo, The Giraffe Who Cock-a-Doodle-Doo’d, The Puzzled Penguin and The Long-Nosed Pig.
Alongside the concept, Brainwaves can also create and design the accompanying content covering illustration, design and story or theme. However, we also have extensive experience of working closely with a variety of partners on licensed character work or special publications, where we combine our paper engineering skills with your content. Or you may have an idea but need help bringing it to life. We offer a creative partnership with a collaborative approach and always very happy to discuss any project to see how we can assist.
If you are interested in understanding more around the international rights we have available for our books, please contact one of our team and they will be very happy to help.
United Kingdom, North America, ANZ, South Africa, Italy, Greece and Turkey
Germany, France, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Eastern Europe
We love hearing from anyone with an interest in our books, so if you have a more general enquiry please do drop us a line using the contact form.
Brainwaves Books Ltd.
Picketts Lodge, Picketts Lane, Salfords, Surrey RH1 5RG United Kingdom