Italy's own Geronimo Stilton, star of the hit Atlantyca Entertainment animated series of the same name, is being honored with a postage stamp.
Poste Italiane will issue the stamp as part of the new Europe 2010: Books for Kids collection.
The Geronimo Stilton stamp will be available as an individual stamp costing 0.65 euros and also will be made available on a sheet of 50 stamps; cards postcards; a folder with card, postcard and DVD; and other formats.
"This latest honor for our quintessential children's character is testimony to the fact that Geronimo Stilton has earned a permanent position among Italy's most memorable pop culture icons. We are extremely proud of Geronimo's latest achievement," said Maria Giovanna Gurrieri, licensing director for Atlantyca.