A row over a "sexualised" photograph of a young girl for the cover of a new edition of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has led publishers Penguin to defend its decision to use the image.
The picture, which shows a doll-like girl wearing a pink fur coat and make-up, has been widely criticised. Author Joanne Harris tweeted: "Seriously, Penguin Books."
Writer Lucy Coats, the author of more than 30 books for children, told The Bookseller: "It is sexualised and has nothing to do with the book." Dahl's novel, which has inspired several film versions and a hit stage musical, was written in 1964 and follows the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka.