The Chicago Tribune shares the exciting news that Viola is writing a childrens book to be released next Fall. I love this because Corduroy has always been a favorite!

The celebrated picture book Corduroy will soon have a new sequel, written by an Oscar-winning actress: Viola Davis.

Viking Childrens Books told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Davis is writing Corduroy Takes a Bow, which continues the story of the teddy bear made famous in Don Freemans million-selling book. Illustrated by Jody Wheeler, Corduroy Takes a Bow comes out Sept. 11, 2018, marking the original books 50th anniversary. Freeman later wrote A Pocket for Corduroy, published in 1978, the year of his death.

Davis said in a statement that she had special memories of Corduroy as both a child and a parent. The 52-year-old actress is known for films such as The Help and Fences and for the TV series How to Get Away With Murder.

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