LiSTNR today announced that Andy Lee’s Do Not Open This Book series for children have been specially created as read along interactive audio books only available on LiSTNR. The series is the perfect listening companion for children and their parents, encouraging kids to “not” turn the page along with their favourite character “Wizz”.
Andy Lee, best known as half of the Hamish and Andy juggernaut, is a musician, TV presenter, and comedian, and became an award-winning children’s books author by accident. The first book in the series was only ever meant to have one copy. Andy wrote it as a surprise for his sister and her husband to celebrate their son George’s first birthday.
When he asked his mate to print him one copy, his mate said: “This book is good, can we print more?” What did Andy reply? “No. DO NOT print this book.” Pretty sure you can guess what happened next.
As a part of LiSTNR’s continued growth of its parenting and kids’ entertainment content slate in 2021, LiSTNR acquired the children’s and parenting flagship brand Kinderling which houses music, stories, and original programs that have become the cornerstone for LiSTNR’s kids and parenting pillar.
LiSTNR Head of Parenting and Kids Entertainment, Evan Kaldor, said: “It makes perfect sense for LiSTNR Kids’ first program to be the multi-award winning Do Not Open series from our very own Andy Lee. With high production quality and whimsical narration, the Do Not Open series is a fantastic alternative to screen time that enables young children to develop their literary skills by reading along and interacting with the books. We hope that children, parents, carers, and educators enjoy the specially created read along audio books.”
Andy Lee said: “All I’ll say is DO NOT download it, DO NOT listen to it and if you accidentally do those first two things… definitely DO NOT enjoy it!”
The Do Not Open This Book series is available now only on the free LiSTNR app.