Mo Willems is back with a new ‘Pigeon’ children’s book.
Barnes & Noble Inc. launched an imprint, Union Square Kids, last week and one of their first book deals is with Willems, a celebrated US author-illustrator.
The five-book deal includes The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! which is due for release on September 6th.
Willems’ seven other Pigeon books have sold over 6 million copies and have been adapted for stage and TV.
“I am excited to embark on new publishing experiments while working with a team I’ve known and trusted for over a decade,” Willems said in a statement Thursday. “The goal is to surprise and delight without losing sight of a fundamental truth: The Pigeon is not going to get to drive that bus.”