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Today, Scholastic announced a global deal for a new magical picture book inspired by When I Grow Up, Tim’s hit song from the acclaimed and multi-award-winning Matilda the Musical.

The book will be illustrated by Steve Antony, an internationally published award-winning author and illustrator. It will imagine life from a child’s viewpoint, with all the humour and poignancy of the song.

Tim says: “I feel incredibly lucky to be able to lend my lyrics to a children’s book. I adore Steve’s work, and it’s been a thrill to watch him develop his gorgeous illustrations. I can’t wait to hold a copy in my hands.”

Steve says: “I feel so lucky and honoured to be working on such an exciting and unique picture book project with Tim and the team at Scholastic. Adapting Tim’s beautiful and emotive song into a visual narrative really is a dream job and has allowed me and my inner child to indulge in a world of imagination, fun, hope and possibility.”

‘When I Grow Up’ by Tim Minchin and Steve Antony will publish in the UK in October 2017.


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Sue Healey on 8th of April 2017

Yeah! Keep them coming young Timothy!

Mary Lou from New Jersey on 6th of April 2017

Hurray! More Minchin to educate more children! Thanks, Tim!

Celia Moore on 5th of April 2017

Sounds brilliant, can’t wait to read it. X

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