Shakira gets animated for Dora the Explorer Book

MUMBAI: Nickelodeon Consumer Products (NCP) and Simon & Schuster are releasing Dora the Explorer in World School Day Adventure, the first-ever jacketed hardcover Dora the Explorer storybook, in celebration of Dora’s 10th Anniversary. Penned by Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and humanitarian Shakira, this global adventure features an animated character of the songstress herself.

World School Day Adventure follows Dora, Boots and Shakira as they celebrate ‘World School Day’ with students from all corners of the earth. When some schools are missing supplies, it’s up to Dora and Boots to make some very special deliveries.

"I’m a big fan of Dora because she inspires kids all over the world. It was such an honor working with Nickelodeon to write this story with its message of helping others and education, which is very close to my heart," said Shakira.

With distinct art styles and lustrous watercolor illustrations, Dora the Explorer in World School Day Adventure is the first of its kind in the Dora the Explorer publishing portfolio. Available in English and Spanish versions, Dora the Explorer in World School Day Adventure is on sale at all major retailers today and is priced at $16.99. Additionally, a portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit The Barefoot Foundation, Shakira’s non-profit organization dedicated to childhood education.

"Working with Simon & Schuster and Shakira to create this enriching and educational story was a remarkable experience. This is Nickelodeon’s take on a timeless classic children’s book. I hope that Dora fans all around the world enjoy reading this book as much as we enjoyed creating it," said NCP senior vice president, global publishing Paula Allen.

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