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Mariah Carey writing children's book based on 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'

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Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is the gift that keeps on giving. Carey will turn her holiday smash into a children’s picture book this fall, PEOPLE reported Wednesday.

The book will follow a little girl who wants a new puppy for Christmas, and will feature all the lyrics from the 1994 song.

“When I wrote ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ it was my dream for it to become a classic Christmas song,” she said in a statement. “I am so proud of the song’s impact as it continues to create memories for fans each year. I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families with the picture book.”

 

Carey was recently awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and is rumored to appear in Empire this fall. Jussie Smollett and Lee Daniels have both talked about her guest spot, but sources told EW no deal was in place just yet.

Illustrated by Colleen Madden, All I Want For Christmas Is You is due out Nov. 10. Head to PEOPLE for more.

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