William Joyce of Moonbot Studios Creates Morris Lessmore Picture Book

William Joyce is at it again. The co-founder of Moonbot Studios has authored a new book, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmoreavailable in stores this week. The book includes 50 pages of animation and has already earned a Kirkus Star.

Moonbot Studios took home an Oscar back in February for Best Animated Short-Film, based off the story of Morris Lessmore. The film sparked the idea for an interactive iPad App version of the story, which won App Magazine’s award for Best App of 2011. Last but not least, the story has now become available for purchase in picture book format after a series of launch parties and special events last week.

“If you loved the Oscar-winning animated short , you will take to heart the book on which the film is based.” said Jennifer Brown from Shelf Awareness. “William Joyce exploits each medium to the fullest, offering moments unique to film and book while staying true to the love story of Mr. Morris Lessmore and his books.”

If you missed any of the book signings or special events that took place last week, you can still get a copy of the picture book online at any of these retailers. For more information about the Morris Lessmore mediums, visit MorrisLessmore.com.