Foreign Rights


Futa Fata sells the rights to our original publications on the world market.

We attend a number of international book fairs annually.

To arrange a meeting at Frankfurt Book Fair October 2017  please write to

Frankfurt Book Fair-October 2017 Hall 6.2 A123

Here are the titles currently available:   






Come Play with me!   


Luna is an inventor with a problem – Mum is too busy to play with her brand new Time Machine.  

Can Luna find a way to help Mum make time to play?


With gorgeous pictures by Tarsila Krüse, Sadhbh Devlin’s “Come Play With Me!”

reminds us that we all need to make time for play.”

PJ Lynch, Laureate na nÓg

Children’s Laureate of Ireland



Sadhbh Devlin is a writer,columnist, television presenter and researcher. She lives in Wicklow.

Her award-winning* blog is where she writes about seasonal celebrations, simple craft projects and the adventures I have with my girls. I also mention fairies and unicorns a fair She has her own column in the Easy Parenting Magazine also. 

Illustrator: Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Tarsila Krüse is a Children's Books Illustrator who loves creating fun art for children (and children at heart!) and her work is influenced by everyday things and relationships. Tarsila loves to draw and eat cake, she collects picture books from around the world and lives in Dublin - Ireland with her husband, son, and two dogs, Pixel and Tag.

Ná Gabh ar scoil! her first picture book, was also short-listed for the Réics Carló Award and the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award.


Author Sadhbh Devlin

Illustrator: Tarsila Krüse

265mm x 230mm , HB, Full Colour    

Rights Sold: All Rights Available

Don't go to school!

 A very funny story with a very useful, reassuring message about starting school

or playschool. Máire’s tale of the Mommy bear who can’t let go will charm little

ones and their parents alike.


Little Tommy is very excited about his first day in school. He’s up early and ready to go,

but there’s just one problem – Mommy can’t bear the thought of being separated from him!

Shortlisted Irish Book of the Year 2016

Shortlisted also for Childrens Books Ireland Book of the year award 2016


Author Máire Zepf 

Illustrator: Tarsila Krüse

265mm x 230mm , HB, Full Colour    

Rights Sold: Korea /North America (English)

The Very, very, very hungry Goat



Houseproud Cáit leaves her laidback husband Peadar to cut the grass in her pristine garden,

while she is away for the day. Peadar HATES cutting the grass. When he sees a herd of farm

animals being brought to the local market, he has an idea – why bother cutting the grass

when he can buy a hungry goat to eat it instead? Trouble is, Peadar buys a very

hungry goat – a very, very, very hungry goat, a goat who isn’t the slightest bit fussy what he eats!

This laugh-out-loud tale will delight children as  they turn the pages to see how badly Peadar’s plan could go wrong....


Author Máire Ní Chualáin 

Illustrator: Natasha Rimmington

265mm x 230mm , HB, Full Colour    

Rights Sold: Breton 

Don't Wake the Baby!



Orco is a busy little monster. As well as having a brand new baby sister,

he’s just been given a magician’s kit for his birthday. So as not to wake the baby,

Orco tries to do some very quiet magic. But then a spell he weaves actually works...

Little monsters everywhere will love this tale of magic, adventure and a

baby that must not be woken – no matter what!


Author Patricia Forde

Illustrator: Steve Simpson

265mm x 230mm , HB, Full Colour    

All Rights Available:

The Dragon Hunter 


Little bear wants to hunt a dragon!  He has the expertise and the necessary tools. 

So long as there are no scary dark forests or smoke from the dragon’s fire,

little Bear is confident he will catch a dragon! But when he embarks on a

daring quest,deep into the land of imagination, the little bear discovers

just how brave he can be.


Awards: Shortlisted CBI-Childrens Book of the Year Awards 2013 Ireland

             Shortlisted-Irish Book of the year Awards 2013

             White Ravens Exhibition –Bologna Childrens Book Fair 2013



Author: Patricia Forde

Illustrator: Steve Simpson

265mm x 230mm , HB, Full Colour    

Rights Sold: French (worldwide excluding Canada), Akrikaans, Thailand, Brittany,

Korea, China. 

Lulu and the Noisy Night 

Travel with Lulu through a noisy night and get a bird’s eye view of the forest animals

that keep her awake at night.  One by one all of the monkeys have gone to sleep.

All of them, that is, except for Lulu. The jungle is a noisy place at night and Lulu

cannot sleep because she is afraid. All of this changes, however, when she joins

her best friend in the world, Jackie the Owl, on a magical journey through the

moonlit forest. It isn't long before Lulu realises that the jungle may not be such a

frightening place after all.


Press Reaction:

“A great book filled with the sounds of wild animals and wonderful illustrations”-

INIS Childrens Magazine-Ireland


Picture Book

Author: Bridget Bhreathnach

Illustrator: Steve Simpson

265mm x 230mm , 32 Pages PB, Full Colour    

Rights Sold: Chinese (mainland), Scotland (Gaelic), Thailand

The Sleepy Rooster  

Beautiful illustrations children will love.

A story everyone can identify with, about fitting in and finding your own special talent.

Farmyard stories are some of the best sellers in picture books worldwide!

Featured in prestigious White Ravens 2012 Exhibition at Bologna Childrens Book Fair


Picture Book

Author Nuala Nic Con Iomaire

Illustrator: Donough O'Malley

230mm x 265mm HB, 32 Pages,  Landscape, Full Colour

Rights Sold: Chinese (mainland), Scotland, (Gaelic), Thailand, Breton

The King's Cake 

Ruby is a popular and successful baker. Customers come from far and wide to order one of her

extra-special birthday cakes. The mice who live in her bakery would love to help, but Ruby prefers to work alone. When the King orders a super-special cake for his birthday, Ruby and the mice are delighted and excited – until disaster strikes....


Press reaction:

‘With excellent illustrations by Steve Simpson...this story will delight

pre-schoolers’ The Irish Examiner


Picture Book

Author Ailbhe Nic Giolla Bhrighde

Illustrator: Steve Simpson

230mm x 265mm HB, Landscape, Full Colour

Rights Sold: Chinese (mainland), Scotland, (Gaelic), Thailand

Coco the Friendly Swordfish 

Coco is friendly and popular at school. But when her family moves to a new home, her new

schoolmates don’t want to play with her – they have never met a swordfish, with such a long sharp nose! Will Coco ever make new friends?


Press Reaction:

“Will inspire children to respect the dignity of others...a beautiful book”

INTOuch, Primary Teachers’ Magazine


Awards: Shortlisted Réics Carló Award 2011, Ireland


Author Ailbhe Nic Giolla Bhrighde

Illustrator Bian Fitzgerald

230mm x 265mm HB, Full Colour

Rights Sold: Chinese (mainland), Scotland

Luan and the Grand Piano 

  • A heart-warming story about an adorable little outsider who has a big dream.
  • Beautiful illustrations will draw young readers in.



Luán, a very musical mouse, lives beneath the floor of a wonderful concert hall.

He dreams of taking centre stage with the orchestra – an unlikely dream, given that mice are

not allowed anywhere near the concert hall. The arrival of a grand piano, and a guest soloist,

makes Luan long even more for his moment of fame – but how could his impossible dream ever come true?


Author Gemma Breathnach

Illustrator: Delphine Bodet

230mm x 265mm, 32 pages, Full Colour, Landscape

All Rights Available:

Vincent Brown


Vincent Brown is a grumpy bear. He hates twittering birds and fluttering butterflies.

He looks forward to the long dark winter when he can be all alone.

But as he settles down for his winter sleep,

he is disturbed by a sound he has never heard before – a sound that will change his life forever....


Author Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin

Illustrator Írisz Agócs

230mm x 265mm, 32 page, Full Colour, Landscape

Rights Sold: China

It Wasn't me  

   Séimí is never alone. Even when there’s no-one else around, he invents a

   friend or two to play with. But if he ever has a mishap, it’s never Séimí’s fault –

   his imaginary friends are always to blame! Just when Mom has heard one tall tale too many,

   three little elephants appear and cause all sorts of mischief. Jamie tries to persuade Mom that this         time it really isn’t his fault, but will she believe him?


     Author Bridget Breathnach

     Illustrated by  Donough O'Malley

      32 pg, Full Colour, H/B, 235 x 260 mm

     Rights Sold: China (mainland)

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