Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) announced the creation of a new Hyperion Books for Children series by best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems. In Unlimited Squirrels, Willems, creator of the revolutionary, award-winning, best-selling Elephant & Piggie series, is back with another breakout beginning-reader series featuring an ensemble cast of squirrels, acorns, and pop-in guests hosting a page-turning extravaganza! Each book in the new series features a funny, furry adventure AND bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty facts, and so many squirrels.
Mo Willems is a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator. He has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions, for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. He has won two Theodor Seuss Geisel Medals and five Geisel honors for his celebrated Elephant & Piggie series. Mo began his career as a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards.
“I’m excited about creating these new Unlimited Squirrels adventures with my longtime team at Hyperion Books for Children,” said Willems. “I hope these books will resonate with young readers who love funny stories, interesting facts, silly jokes, and an overabundance of squirrels.”
“Hyperion has been incredibly fortunate over the years to publish a rich array of amazing authors and illustrators, and one of our greatest collaborations has been with Mo Willems,” said Andrew Sugerman, executive vice president, Publishing and Digital Media at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We are thrilled to continue our wonderful relationship with the extremely talented and versatile Mo, and we can’t wait to bring this hilarious, new hybrid of narrative stories with a surprising element of non-fiction sprinkled throughout to his legion of fans.”
The first book in the new series, I LOST MY TOOTH!, goes on sale on October 2, 2018.