9 Story Entertainment has signed a deal with Hachette Children’s Books to publish a range of books for Almost Naked Animals, in a deal brokered by Lisle International.
The books will be published by Hachette’s Hodder Children’s Books division for the U.K. and all British Commonwealth territories, excluding Canada.
This is the first book deal for the kids TV series.
Planned for spring/summer 2013, products will include a full publishing range except for magazines.
Hachette joins a growing list of U.K. licensees, which includes Titan Publishing (magazines), Character Options (mini-figures and play sets), Underground Toys (talking plush), Basic Fun (non-talking plush), Imagination Games (card games) and Funky Pigeon (greeting cards, posters and mugs).
“Hachette Children’s is thrilled to add these hilarious, underpants-wearing animals to our growing licensing list,” says Karen Lawler, executive manager of licensing, Hachette Children’s. “We've got a set of quirky and colorful Almost Naked Animals books that will delight readers.”