Los Angeles andToronto-based 3Geez Productions has acquired the rights to veteran book-coverdesigner Chip Kidd's debut novel The Cheese Monkeys.

Partcoming-of-age novel, part introduction to graphic design, The Cheese Monkeys follows a group of students throughtheir first two terms majoring in art in university.

The project will be producedby Amy Green and Sarah Gibson and will be directed by Chris Grismer.

ICM's RonBernstein represented Kidd and Gavin Wise of Loeb & Loeb represented 3GeezProductions.

Kidd's book design creditsinclude work for such authors as John Updike, James Elroy, Elmore Leonard,Michael Crichton, Michael Ondaatje and Bret Easton Ellis.