Penguin to publish range of children's books for Clangers

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

March 20th 2014 at 10:48AM
UPDATED March 21st 2014 at 10:47AM
Penguin to publish range of children's books for Clangers

The publishing house will release a series of new books based on the pre-school property, including story books, board books, novelty books, sticker and activity books.

Coolabi Group has secured a ‘major publishing agreement’ with Penguin for its animated series, Clangers.

The publishing house will release a series of new books based on the pre-school property, including story books, board books, novelty books, sticker and activity books.

Available to consumers from autumn/winter next year, Penguin’s range – also including sound books, puppet books, annuals, audio books and Ebooks – will be distributed across all languages.

Richard Haines, acquisitions and new business manager at Penguin, said: “We couldn’t be happier to be partnering with Coolabi on Clangers.

“Not only does it have an incredible heritage in the UK but more importantly the humour, characters and stories are timeless and will engage and entertain kids all over the world when it launches next year.”

The new deal with Penguin follows a recently signed Master Toy partnership with Character Options for the property in the UK.

Valerie Fry, director of sales at Coolabi, added: “Penguin is one of the world’s most recognised and trusted publishing houses so we are excited to be partnering with them to launch a range of new Clangers books on a global basis.”

Originally launched on the BBC in 1969, the pink, long-nosed mouse like creatures are set to make their return to the channel following a 45 year hiatus.

Coolabi, Smallfilms, CBeebies and Sprout are co-producing the nw pre-school series.