Henson Options New Kids’ Book Dot

The Jim Henson Company has optioned the rights to author Randi Zuckerberg’s debut picture book, Dot, which was recently published by Harper Collins, and features a spunky little girl well versed in electronic devices.

Henson plans to develop the property into a 52 x 11 animated television series targeting the bridge market of children ages 5- to 9-years-old.

Former Facebook employee Zuckerberg is editor-in-chief of Dot Complicated, a lifestyle community and blog, is ranked among the "50 Digital Power Players" by The Hollywood Reporter.

“We are excited to work with Randi Zuckerberg and have the opportunity through Dot to teach kids how to be digital citizens, to encourage technology to be a part of their lives in a creatively fulfilling and positive way,” says Halle Stanford, executive vice president, children’s entertainment, The Jim Henson Company. “Dot is a modern kid and we intend to produce a fun and forward thinking series that encourages the combination of a child’s traditional play and digital experiences.”