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Illustrated Children’s Book Printing in The Grumpy Hamster by Sojo Mouse

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210x210mm Books
4pp Cover onto 300gsm Cyclus Offset
Four colour print to outer
36pp Text onto 140gsm Cyclus Offset
Four colour print throughout
Trimmed, collated and perfect bound

???? The Grumpy Hamster – A Masterpiece in Illustrated Children’s Book Printing

“The Grumpy Hamster” is more than just a children’s book; it’s a testament to the power of spontaneous storytelling and the transformative potential of print. Written and illustrated by Sophie Johnson-Hill, the creative force behind Sojo and Mouse, this book is a shining example of what can be achieved when passion, creativity, and expertise come together.

???? The Story Behind the Story

The Grumpy Hamster is a tale of a cross little rodent who learns to channel his anger into something useful, thanks to the wisdom of a friendly pigeon. The story was born out of a spontaneous storytelling experiment, with Sophie recording each line on her iPhone as it came to her. The result? A simple, hilarious, and insightful story that resonates with children and adults alike.

The book was published by Sojo & Mouse, a fresh and dynamic children’s publishing company co-founded by Sophie herself. The Grumpy Hamster is their first published storybook, and it’s already making waves in the world of children’s literature. But the magic doesn’t stop at the story; the book itself is a testament to the power of print.

???? Illustrated Children’s Book Printing: A Craft Perfected

The Grumpy Hamster was printed in a 210x210mm format, perfect for little hands to hold. The 4pp cover was printed onto 300gsm Cyclus Offset, ensuring durability and a premium feel. The 36pp text was printed onto 140gsm Cyclus Offset, providing a perfect canvas for the vibrant illustrations. The book was then trimmed, collated, and perfect bound, resulting in a high-quality, professional finish.

But perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the book’s production is its commitment to sustainability. The Grumpy Hamster was printed onto 100% recycled paper, demonstrating that quality and environmental responsibility can go hand in hand in the world of children’s book printing.

???? The Art of Storytelling Meets the Craft of Printing

At Ex Why Zed, we understand the power of print and the importance of quality. We share Sophie’s passion for storytelling and her commitment to sustainability. Our expertise in illustrated children’s book printing ensures that every page we print is a page that inspires, educates, and delights.

Whether you’re a seasoned author or a budding storyteller, we’re here to help you bring your story to life. From choosing the right printing options for your book to understanding the costs involved, we’re with you every step of the way.

???? Ready to Start Your Print Journey?

If you’re inspired by The Grumpy Hamster and want to embark on your own print journey, why not explore some of our other case studies? Discover how we brought to life stories like The Naughty Fairy’s Christmas, Donkey Soup, and The Glowing Snowman.

At Ex Why Zed, we’re more than just a printing company. We’re storytellers, just like you. Let’s write the next chapter together.

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