Michelle Obama’s “Waffles + Mochi” Characters Are Coming to Your Bookshelf

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As if Michelle Obama’s new Netflix show wasn’t exciting enough, Random House Children’s Books and Clarkson Potter have just announced the pair will launch a publishing program based on Waffles + Mochi! Under the program, three children’s titles will be released this year.

First up, Follow That Food! ($12.99), written by Christy Webster and illustrated by Sarah Rebar with an introduction written by Michelle Obama, releases on Mar. 2, 2021. The picture book best friends Waffles and Mochi search all over the world for the perfect recipe to make a special treat for the friends.

photo: Random House Children’s Books

This summer, early readers can get their hands Pickle Party! ($5.99), a “Step Into Reading” format book which launches on Jul. 13, 2021. In addition, young artists will love Rainbow of Flavors, a deluxe paint box book with stickers.

Finally, Clarkson Potter will publish Waffles + Mochi: The Cookbook ($17.99) for children ages 3 to 7 in Nov. The book will feature dishes from the show and more fun family meals for from author, recipe developer and New York Times cooking writer Yewande Komolafe.

Chris Angelilli VP & Editor-in-Chief & Director, Licensed Publishing Random House Children’s Books says “We’re thrilled to be working with Netflix and Higher Ground to bring these fun new characters and stories to families. Waffles + Mochi’s message about exploration and trying new things is sure to excite and help expand kids’ horizons.”

––Karly Wood



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