Edutainment Licensing secures book deal for Cottage Door Press’ Panda Panda

The independent children’s books publisher, Cottage Door Press, has partnered with Edutainment Licensing and The ThinkTank Emporium to develop a range of books for Panda Panda.

The series will include story books, board books and activity books, all based on the unique property that aims to support the development of children from birth to three years old.

Throughout the stories, young children get to meet the brother and sister panda twins, Dot and Beau, who introduce readers to a world of new faces, foods, feelings, animals and more.

The first four titles in the Panda Panda line are set for a soft ecommerce-based launch in Fall 2019 and will roll out to major retailers including bookstores, warehouse clubs, and specialty outlets throughout North America in the Spring of 2020. 

Beyond the initial launch, more Panda Panda books will be released in varying formats and content.

“Dot and Beau had us at ‘hello’. The characters created are adorable and empathetic—helping little ones tackle social emotional situations and early learning concepts," said Melissa Tigges, director of marketing and partnerships for Cottage Door Press. 

"There is a lot of learning happening as a child grows from babyhood to preschooler and we’re thrilled have Dot and Beau as cheerful, curious guides on the journey.”

Denise Deane of Edutainment Licensing, added: “Cottage Door Press is a great partner for Panda Panda as its reputation for developing smart, fresh, and innovative content, and reading is learning philosophy fits perfectly with our mission.” 

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