HMH, WGBH partner to create TV, cross-platform learning series

social-learningHoughton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and national public media producer WGBH today announced a co-production agreement for the creation of a television and cross-platform series based on the Gossie & Friends book series, published by HMH and written and illustrated by Olivier Dunrea.

HMH and WGBH will partner to pursue a domestic broadcasting arrangement for the series, as well as international co-production financing. The series will emphasize social emotional learning, which is a critical curriculum area for the preschool audience of two-to-five year olds.

With more than one million copies sold globally across all formats, the Gossie & Friends series is the story of a band of inquisitive goslings who navigate common childhood concerns, such as new siblings, sharing, and lost toys.

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