In light of current developments, we are following ABRAMS Books’ lead in moving the release schedule for Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure. In consultation with Jeff Kinney, we’ve made the decision to postpone the release until August 4, 2020.
We apologise for any disappointment this may cause on behalf of book retailers, librarians, teachers, parents, and fans – our aim is to fully support all parties for the book’s launch in line with the new release scheduling. Please read Jeff Kinney’s statement below.
“As the coronavirus has swept the globe and has changed almost every aspect of our daily lives, my publisher and I felt that we’d better serve the bookselling community by postponing Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure until it’s more likely that things will have stabilized. We don’t take this decision lightly, as we know it will disappoint many fans. But we’ve decided changing the release date will give us a better chance to support its launch and have the book reach its readership in the way we had intended. We hope that kids and their caregivers will create special memories during this time together and that everyone will come out of this experience smarter, stronger, and ready for the promises of tomorrow.”
Francesca Dow, Managing Director of Penguin Random House Children’s UK, comments:
“At this time, Penguin Random House UK is fully cooperative globally and we support the decision to move the release of Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure.”