Doodling 6 year old signs book deal

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A 6 year old boy who sold his drawings and donated the money to a nearby hospital has signed a book deal.

'Jack Draws Anything' book cover, via Jack Draws Anything website.

Jack Henderson set up ‘Jack Draws Anything’ with his Dad. They aimed to raise £100 for Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Kids, where his younger brother Noah attends.

The website allowed visitors to request drawings and make a donation – and Jacks gone through four sets of pens and two sets of crayons, raising £17,000 in the process.

He’s been asked to design everything, from popular cat and dinosaur pictures to a magazine front cover and even naming a baby.

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International children’s book publishers Hodder Children’s books spotted some of Jack’s work on Facebook, and contacted Jack. His book is expected to be released on 6th October, and will contain a selection of Jack’s favourite works.

The BBC reported that the chief executive of the Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Kids, Maureen Harrison, said: “Little did we know when Jack decided to drawings for his friends to raise funds for the Sick Kids Foundation, to thank staff at the children’s hospital for the care that his little brother Noah has had, that Jack Draws Anything would become an internet phenomena and now a book.”

 

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