Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s
Publishing Group, will publish CON POLLO: A BILINGUAL PLAYTIME ADVENTURE,
the first literary collaboration by Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez, to go on-sale in October
This adorable and hilarious bilingual picture book serves as an engaging introduction to Spanish vocabulary with the help of a plucky chicken named Pollo. Andrea Campos’ bold, graphic work vividly brings to life the world of Pollo, sure to become a beloved character in the picture book space.
Jimmy Fallon is the author of four #1 New York Times bestselling children’s books: YOUR
BABY’S FIRST WORD WILL BE DADA, EVERYTHING IS MAMA, THIS IS BABY,
and FIVE MORE SLEEPS ‘TIL CHRISTMAS. His fifth children’s book, NANA LOVES
YOU MORE will be released in March 2022. Having sold nearly three million copies in seven
languages, Fallon’s picture books have become mainstays of baby registries, beloved by kids and families across the globe.
Jennifer Lopez is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, TRUE LOVE. CON
POLLO is her first children’s book.
“I’m so excited to launch my first children’s book and it’s even more special to collaborate with Jimmy!” said Lopez.
“Jennifer and I have always wanted to do something together and one of the many things I love about her is how great of a mom she is,” said Fallon.“Since we’re both parents, we thought a children’s book would be the perfect fit. It’s fun and educational and my Spanish teachers from high school would be so impressed to know that I’m teaching kids to speak Spanish with Jennifer Lopez.”
“Do you want to publish a book with Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez? Or publicar un libro con Pollo? All of the above,” said Jean Feiwel, Senior Vice President and Publishing Director at Feiwel and Friends. “This book is about friendship and sweetness and all about learning a little Spanish. The combined talents of Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez’s story as presented by new artist, Andrea Campos, are just MAGIC!”