Playdate Kids New Musical Series to Be Featured on Cover of Publisher’s Weekly

Playdate Kids Publishing is releasing a new musical series of children’s books in late spring of 2007. The first title "The I Like Me Dance" was chosen for the front cover of the February 26th issue of Publishers Weekly.

Malibu, CA, February 21, 2007 --( Playdate Kids Publishing announced today that their first title, “The I Like Me Dance," set to release in May 2007 for their upcoming new music series, was chosen for the front cover of the February 26, 2007 issue of Publishers Weekly.

“Subsequent to receiving glowing adoration for our self-help series, we decided to publish the Playdate Kids musical series—our sing-along adventures that are sure to put a giggle and wiggle into every child. In regard to Publishers Weekly, we are extremely happy that the ‘I Like Me Dance’ was chosen for the cover. It is always an honor to be noted by such an astute publication,” says Tena Fanning, author and President of Playdate Kids Publishing.

The Playdate Kids’ first musical adventure, “I Like Me Dance,” is an amusing take on early confidence building and musical education. The journey takes place in a zoo and boosts a young child’s self-esteem through its encouraging content and self-assured tone.

Playdate Kids Publishing plans to expand its new musical book series with titles such as: Booger Boogie (children’s personal hygiene and social skills) and Island Potty Party (potty training and privacy issues). “Our catchy tunes motivate the child to dance and have fun while still learning the social skills all parents want to instill,” says Fanning.

Title: The Playdate Kids: The “I Like Me” Dance
Author: Tim Friedlander
Illustrator: William B. Edwards
Music: Tim Friedlander
Pub Date: May 2007
Publisher: Playdate Kids Publishing
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-933721-07-1
Pages: 32
Illustrations: Full Color Throughout
Trim Size: 9” X 9”
Ages: 3-6
Format: Hardcover

For more information on Playdate Kids Publishing, please contact Mona Loring at (805) 231-3182 or Please also visit the Playdate Kids Publishing website at:

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