Macmillan Children's Books has acquired the publishing rights to Rastamouse from DHX Media.
Macmillan will now begin work on a wide range of products featuring the character, including storybooks, sound books, graphic novels, annuals and e-books among others.
The first of these will launch in the UK in spring 2012.
"I fell for Rastamouse the first time I saw him and so did the rest of my team," said Suzanne Carnell, publishing director of illustrated at Macmillan Children's Books. "We're thrilled to be the publisher of this lovable Cbeebies star and look forward to working with him and Da Easy Crew."