Lil Nas X hopes kids will read ’til they can’t no more when he releases ‘C is for Country’ on Jan. 5

The Cookie Monster famously sang “C is for Cookie.”

Well, step aside, “Sesame Street.” Lil Nas X has his own version for helping children learn their ABCs.

The force behind the 2019 summer smash “Old Town Road” announced Tuesday on Twitter that he is releasing a children’s book titled “C is for Country.”

Calling it “the best kids book of all time,” Lil Nas X says the book will be available Jan. 5 from Random House Kids.

According to the publisher’s website, “C is for Country” features Lil Nas X and Panini the pony “on a joyous journey through the alphabet from sunup to sundown.” (“Panini is also the name of the rapper’s follow-up to “Old Town Road.”)

The illustrated book, geared toward children ages 3 to 7, features “plenty of hidden surprises” for Lil Nas X fans and “is a celebration of song and the power inside us all,” according to Random House Kids.

The book comes on the (boot) heels of the record-shattering, Grammy-winning “Old Town Road,” which spent 19 weeks at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus won a CMA Award last year for musical event of the year.

This June 23, 2019 file photo shows Lil Nas X performing his genre-bending "Old Town Road" at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. The rapper won many awards, including Grammys for best music video and best pop duo/group performance, an American Music Award for favorite rap/hip-hop and a CMA award for musical event of the year.

The song also was nominated for music event of the year at this week’s ACM Awards but fell to the Miranda Lambert-led “Fooled Around and Fell in Love.” 

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