Banijay options Arnold the Super-Ish Hero from Kids Can Press

The humorous picture book about an unconventional superhero, published by Kids Can Press, is on deck to be developed into a preschool series.

arnold_the_super_ish_heroBanijay Kids & Family has signed an option agreement with Toronto-based publisher Kids Can Press to develop a new preschool TV series based on Arnold the Super-ish Hero.

The picture book, written by Heather Tekavec and illustrated by Guillaume Perreault, was published last year. Its underdog titular character, Arnold, helps out at his family’s superhero business and displays unconventional heroic ways that prove that even kindness can be a superpower.

Also in the works at Banijay is a TV adaptation of the bestselling What The Ladybird Heard book series. Banijay-owned Tiger Aspect Kids & Family inked a deal last year to develop this 52 x 11-minute series, which will be distributed by sister company Zodiak Kids & Family.

Owned by Corus Entertainment, Kids Can Press caters to age groups from toddlers to young adults with a catalogue of more than 700 fiction and nonfiction books, including the Franklin the Turtle publishing franchise.

This story originally appeared in Kidscreen