HCCB snaps up books for CBeebies hit show Tee and Mo

HCCB snaps up books for CBeebies hit show Tee and Mo

HarperCollins Children’s Books has snapped up the tie-in books for the Bafta-winning CBeebies hit show "Tee and Mo".

Juliet Matthews, colour publisher, secured world rights from Plug-In Media via Val Fry and Fryday Brands. The first book, Are We Ready to Go?, will publish in paperback in May 2022, accompanied by simultaneous audio downloads of the story and a song.  

The series explores the relationship between Tee, a little monkey, and Mo, his first-time monkey mum. It is narrated and sung by Lauren Laverne. 

Matthews said: "I was excited by 'Tee and Mo' the very first time I saw it and have been following its development over the last few years. Now with a raft of creative accolades and global ambition, it’s the perfect time to launch a series of books and audio based on the original songs, sung so brilliantly by Lauren Laverne. Tee and Mo embody that wonderful and slightly overwhelming relationship between a first-time mum and her child in such a charming and funny way that you can’t help but fall in love with them."

Dominic Minns at Plug-In Media added: "'Tee and Mo' has always been designed as a dual audience brand, creating opportunities for children and their care-givers to see themselves reflected in the stories, and in doing so laugh and bond together. There has never been a more dual audience platform than picture books and it has always been our dream for 'Tee and Mo' to find a home in print. HarperCollins has the most incredible track record in creating iconic stories that bring people together. We are incredibly honoured that they have chosen to bring 'Tee and Mo' into their wider family of brands, and we look forward to a long relationship together."