The ThinkTank Emporium, the sub-agent for Panda Panda in North America, and Edutainment Licensing have tapped Cottage Door Press to develop a range of board, story and activity books based on the new animation property.
Developed by animation veterans Mona Koth and Vicki Scott, Panda Panda is specifically created to support children during the period of rapid development between birth and age three. The property introduces brother and sister panda twins, Dot and Beau, who will introduce youngsters to an exciting world full 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 Spring 2020. Beyond the initial launch, more Panda Panda books will be released in varying formats.
“Dot & Beau had us at ‘hello!’ The characters created by Mona and Vicki are adorable and empathetic — helping little ones tackle social emotional situations and early learning concepts. There is a lot of learning happening as a child grows from babyhood to preschooler and we’re thrilled to have Dot & Beau as cheerful, curious guides on the journey,” said Melissa Tigges, Director of Marketing and Partnership for Cottage Door Press.
“We are excited to be partnering with Cottage Door Press. Cottage Door Press believes reading is learning, encourages communication, and fosters social and emotional development. Our philosophies align,” said David Wollos of The ThinkTank Emporium.