Nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop and Ape Entertainment announced a collaboration to bring characters from the popular children’s show “Sesame Street” into three new comic books. The original titles will launch throughout the fall in print and ebook formats as individual issues with standalone short stories. Each issue will focus on educational and entertaining content for young readers.
The three new comics, along with correlating release dates, are: “Another Sunny Day” (October 28th), “Blast from the Past” (November 23rd) and “Many Friendly Neighbors” (January 1st).
The comics will be produced in full color and feature Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Grover and other familiar characters from “Sesame Street.” With multiple stories featuring pop culture spoofs in tribute to the original television series, the books offer content for preschoolers with a retail price of $3.99 per issue.
In December, all three issues will be available digitally on all major ebook platforms including Amazon’s Kindle Store, Apple’s iBook Store, Google Play and Nook Books.
“H is for Hero,” a comic released in 2013, will also be available for download with a new cover. A bundle of the four “Sesame Street” comics will be available in print and digital formats in January 2016.
“As longtime fans of Sesame Street and its countless memorable characters, the Ape team is thrilled to be able to continue our partnership with Sesame Workshop,” said Ape Entertainment Managing Partner Brent E. Erwin of the collaboration. “Elmo, Big Bird and the rest of the cast have enhanced the early education of generations of children, and now they can help introduce a new generation to comic books.”
Each issue will include a feature for parents highlighting how parents can engage in the comics with children for a shared learning experience.
Of the goal of the comic series, Jennifer A. Perry, vice president of publishing at Sesame Workshop said, “To teach everything from math to manners via a book format that’s synonymous with fun helps us reach a broader audience of families.”
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