Jennifer Lopez’s children’s book hits the bestseller list

Jimmy Fallon announces new book starring Jennifer Lopez

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Jimmy Fallon announces new book starring Jennifer Lopez

American Idol judge and pop superstar Jennifer Lopez is already a New York Times bestselling author, but the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants has repeated the feat.

Lopez’s new children’s book Con Pollo: A Bilingual Playtime Adventure, which introduces the singer Co-authored with Jimmy Fallonended up in third place New York Times bestseller list. Andrea Campos illustrated the book, which was released on October 11, 2022.


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Jimmy Announces His Children’s Book Starring Jennifer Lopez, Con Pollo | The Tonight ShowJimmy takes a moment to announce the bilingual children’s book he has written with Jennifer Lopez and says hello to his high school Spanish teachers. The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Stream on Peacock now: bit.ly/3gZJaNy Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: pck.tv/3d7lcDy Watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35c…2022-09-27T03:35:34Z

“Con Pollo”Described as an “introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary,” Jimmy Fallon revealed during his visit that it is dedicated to high school Spanish teachers Mrs. Schrimer, Mrs. Houlihan and Mrs. Wereszynski announced the book on his show.

“Their names will forever be in schools and libraries now,” the host said in a tribute to his former teachers, some of whom are no longer with us, he noted.

In the same The Tonight Show clip, Fallon also revealed that “Con Pollo” wasn’t his first idea for a collaboration with Jennifer Lopez, although it was the first Lopez accepted.

“Jennifer Lopez wanted to do something together,” Fallon told the audience, “so I said to Jennifer, ‘Let’s do a song,’ and she immediately said, ‘No.'” Fallon says he also suggested they do one together romantic comedy film, with the ‘Marry Me’ actor also declining before the two hit upon the idea of ​​writing a children’s book together.

Jennifer Lopez also tagged the book’s release date with an Instagram post, and wrote: “I’m so proud of this fun little bilingual game adventure and can’t wait for you to meet Pollo. Everything is always better #ConPollo, especially when children start learning Spanish in a fun way at an early age!”


Andrea Campos wanted to be a photographer before she illustrated Con Pollo


Andrea Campos’ major career pivot led to the illustration of Jimmy and J.Lo’s book Con Pollo | Tonight showIllustrator Andrea Campos talks about career jumps before the pandemic and collaborating with Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez on the children’s book Con Pollo. The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Stream on Peacock now: bit.ly/3gZJaNy Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: pck.tv/3d7lcDy Watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35c.2022-10-14T03:54:53Z

After its initial announcement, Jimmy Fallon had several guests on his show to discuss and promote “Con Pollo.”

The book’s illustrator, Andrea Campos, walked in and spoke about her career at Fallon and how she came to be drawing the images for his and J.Lo’s new book. Campos described how she quit her marketing job in January 2020 to pursue her creative passions, although those ambitions led her to become a freelance photographer back then just before the pandemic began.

“Actually because of [the pandemic], I became unemployed overnight. I was really stressed and overwhelmed, and I think we’ve all dealt with it in different ways in these early days of the pandemic,” Campos told the host. “I was just drawing. I drew and drew and drew.”

What began for Campos as a source of comfort in the midst of the unknown developed into her new passion. The illustrator could start share their work on Instagram and developed a following that allowed her to grow and work over the last two years, eventually getting the opportunity with Fallon and Lopez.

Fallon revealed to Campos that they also make Con Pollo plushies based on Campos’ character design.

Alongside Campos, Fallon also chatted about the book Rosita from “Sesame Street”. Rosita, the first bilingual main character of “Sesame Street,” made Fallon skip to the end of the book because she wanted to know how it ended.


Sesame Street’s Rosita wants to know how Jimmy’s book Con Pollo ends | The Tonight ShowJimmy takes a moment to read the bilingual children’s book he wrote with Jennifer Lopez to Rosita from Sesame Street. The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Stream on Peacock now: bit.ly/3gZJaNy Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: pck.tv/3d7lcDy Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35c Get more The Tonight Show…2022-10-08T03:41:31Z

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