The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown will next release a picture book about the adventures of an orchestra-conducting mouse, backed by a classical music album composed by the author himself.
Wild Symphony will be published in the US and UK on 1st September.
The idea is that the album “enhances the read-aloud into a multi-sensory experience for children and adults to listen to and read together”.
Wild Symphony follows baton-wielding Maestro Mouse as he visits a variety of animal friends, from cheetahs and kangaroos to elephants and blue whales.
Brown, currently also working on a new Robert Langdon thriller, said he was inspired by works like Peter and the Wolf, along with picture books from his childhood.
He explained: “I love storytelling, and my novels always attempt to weave together varied themes. With Wild Symphony, I was excited to build on this idea and create a truly layered experience by using three different languages simultaneously—art, music, and words.”