Jamie Lee Curtis to Publish Children's Book with Penguin Young Readers in 2024


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Last week, Jamie Lee Curtis, Academy Award winning actress and New York Times bestselling author will reunite with illustrator Laura Cornell on new children’s book JUST ONE MORE SLEEP (Philomel Books), coming January 2024. The children’s picture book is a celebration of delayed gratification and it serves as new self-help book for kids that explains why waiting can be wonderful—and can give you a reason to cheer all year round, from New Year’s Day to Kwanzaa, and all the holidays in between.

“The passage of time, how children relate to waiting, and patience are the themes at play in my newest book for children,” Curtis explains. “The seed for this book was planted when I saw my 4-year-old neighbor, Betty, on Christmas Eve 2020 and I said ‘Santa is on his way!’ She scolded me and said, ‘No Jamie, one more sleep, then Santa.’ That moment of her literal truth gave birth to this lovely book, which I hope will resonate with all families with young children.”

About Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis is an author, actor, activist, sister, friend, wife, and mother. She is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous picture books, including  TELL ME AGAIN ABOUT THE NIGHT I WAS BORN, TODAY I FEEL SILLY, I’M GONNA LIKE ME, and MY BRAVE YEAR OF FIRSTS.

About Laura Cornell
Laura Cornell is an illustrator, mom, handyman, gardener, swimmer, and bicyclist. She has illustrated many picture books, with this being her thirteenth title with Jamie Lee Curtis. She divides her time between New York City and Southern California.

Posted: July 25, 2023