Mariah Carey is ready to spread more holiday cheer…
The 43-year-old part-Venezuelan American singer and former American Idol judge, who brought to life the modern day Christmas classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” is planning to release a holiday children’s book with her husband Nick Cannon.
Scholastic Press will publish Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas. With illustrations by New York Times best-selling artist AG Ford, the book features the Carey and Cannon’s twins Roc (Moroccan) and Roe (Monroe) as they put their own spin on the Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
The power couple commented about the picture book’s fall 2014 release in a statement from the publisher, “We are so excited to work with the Scholastic team on our Roc and Roe picture book and we can’t wait until this holiday season.”
“It’s been such a fun and collaborative process and we are thrilled to be working with Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey on this exciting project. Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas is the perfect book to read with your little ones — an adorable spin on a classic tale, sprinkled with humor and heart,” said Ken Geist, VP and editorial director for Scholastic Press Picture Books.
This is the first book for both Carey and Cannon.
Carey, however, is a quite familiar holiday presence with her song “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” A version of the song with her dueting with Justin Bieber has reached over 65 million YouTube views, and the original still stands as the best-selling holiday digital single.