Penguin to publish Disney books for India

Aimed at young readers, the fully-illustrated books include storybooks, colouring and activity as well as novelty books
Penguin to publish Disney books

Penguin Random House is all set to roll out the tales of Disney's iconic Mickey and Friends characters as well as - Aladdin, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Dumbo and the cast of 'The Jungle Book' as Penguin Random House has inked pact with Disney India's Consumer Products business.

Aimed at young readers, the fully-illustrated books including storybooks, colouring and activity as well as novelty books will be published under the Puffin imprint.

The first series of titles is set to be available to consumers from March 14, publishers said.

The books include Dumbo and Aladdin colouring books, Jungle Book, Dumbo and Peter Pan Treasured Classic editions, Peter Pan and Dumbo storybooks and readers Mickey's Round Up, Donald's Special Delivery, Minnie's Rainbow, Minnie Red Riding Hood and Mickey Mouse Flies the Christmas Mail.

In words of Gaurav Shrinagesh, CEO, Penguin Random House in India, "Puffin India has long published some of India's finest writing for children with generations brought up on books from authors including Ruskin Bond, Sudha Murty and APJ Abdul Kalam.”

“We are delighted to now be working with Disney India to bring their well-loved characters to readers with a specific range of Indian publishing," added Shrinagesh.

Briefing about the importance of storytelling, Abhishek Maheshwari, VP & Head, Consumer Products, Disney India asserted, "Disney is synonymous with storytelling. We all have grown up reading Disney stories and are familiar with Disney characters. We are happy to be working with Puffin India to launch a series of Disney books for the new generation of readers in the country.”

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