Random House Children’s Books and Penguin Random House U.K. have teamed up with Nintendo to publish colouring and activity books for children.
The full-colour Super Mario Official Sticker Book and The Legend of Zelda Official Sticker Book ($12.99) were released in early January.
On July 3rd, the Mario Time! and Link’s Book of Adventure ($9.99) books will release, and then, on July 24th, the Splatoon Official Sticker Book ($12.99) will release. There are plans to release books based on Animal Crossing, too.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Nintendo to bring the whimsy and adventure of these worlds to the imaginations of our young readers,” explains Dennis Shealy, editorial director at Random House Books for Young Readers Licensed Publishing. “These activity books will let both new and established fans experience Nintendo characters in a whole new way.”
Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of strategic initiatives Tom Prata, adds: “This publishing partnership is an exciting way to bring the colourful worlds of Nintendo to young readers while encouraging creativity. We are always looking for ways to share our fun-loving characters with kids and families in unique ways.”