BOCA RATON, Fla., May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Curiosity Ink Media – the family entertainment engine for Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROM) and publishing partner, Dynamite Entertainment, will team up with the United States Postal Service® to introduce a new children’s book series based on a modern-day adaptation of MR. ZIP™, the iconic 1960’s cartoon figure initially used by the U.S. Post Office Department to help introduce and promote ZIP Code™ use. The announcement was made jointly today by Curiosity Ink Media’s EVP & Publisher, Jon Rosenberg, Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci and Christopher Karpenko, Executive Director, Brand Marketing, United States Postal Service.
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the ZIP Code’s launch, the MR. ZIP series will hit bookshelves everywhere in Fall, 2023 and feature non-fiction, novelty, picture books and activity book formats for preschool, as well as middle grade readers. No longer one-dimensional, MR. ZIP will now oversee more than just the delivery of flat letters and packages. He expands his purview to include advanced mail systems that underscore STEM skills such as coding and computational mathematics. His original role in educating Americans about ZIP Codes also offers ancillary opportunities for developing games, educational toys and tools to help aid in teaching. For parents and educators looking for fun and innovative ways to engage children, MR. ZIP’S mail bag of tips, tricks and tools are at-the-ready to empower kids to learn and help them identify and solve new challenges.