Disney Publishing Worldwide has announced it will publish a fifth picture book starring Pigeon, Mo Willems' avian hero. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
is scheduled for publication in April 2012, with a printing of 250,000.
In the latest adventure, Duckling asks for a cookie - and gets one! Pigeon, who has been unsuccessfully asking for things for years, is not pleased.
Willems says, "The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
is probably my most research-heavy book to date. As the creator, I had to ask tough questions, like 'What kind of cookie?' 'How would the cookie taste?' and 'How would another one of the cookies taste?' This hard work was not done by an assistant; I have the belly to prove it."
Photos: Marty Umans (top)/Mo Willems (bottom)