Scholastic is set to publish a new illustrated poetry book from celeb and long-time player in the kids entertainment space Nick Cannon.
The new book, Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems, will be published next March. It covers a range of kid-friendly topics, including funny, gross, heartwarming and serious poems.
Meant for kids ages seven and up, Neon Aliens will include a number of illustrations drawn by Cannon himself, as well as a number of renowned street artists. The publishing deal was developed by Nick Cannon’s Ncredible Entertainment, D. Christopher Jennings and Robert Caruso, the co-founders of Impact Republic, and Debra Dorfman, VP and publisher at Scholastic.
According to Cannon, the inspiration for the book came from his desire to combine the worlds of poetry and hip-hop—two major influences in his life to date.
Cannon is no stranger in the kids publishing space. This November, Scholastic will also publish his previously announced book, Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas, a festive picture book featuring Cannon and Mariah Carey’s twins Roc (Moroccan) and Roe (Monroe), and illustrated by AG Ford.