NEW YORK (AP) – The best-selling team behind the “Princess in Black” children’s series is seeking an even younger audience for its latest project.
In early March, writer Shannon Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham will launch a series of picture books featuring ‘cats and unicorns’, Abrams Books for Young Readers announced Wednesday. The first of three planned books is called ‘Itty Bitty Kitty-Corn’, which ‘celebrates the magic of friendship and its uplifting themes: believing in yourself, embracing your identity and seeing others for who they really are, in an extra-large package with glitter perfect for little hands ”, says Abrams.
Pham and Hale have previously collaborated on the graphic memoirs “Best Friends” and “Real Friends” and on six “Princess in Black” books, most recently “The Science Fair Scare.”
On her own, Hale was a 2006 Newbery Medal finalist for best children’s book for her fantasy novel “Princess Academy”. Pham was a Caldecott Medal finalist earlier this year, for best children’s picture book, for ‘Bear Came Along’.