Daily Archives: May 27, 2016

Go On, Celeb — Write a Children’s Book!

Is there a celebrity (past or present) left who hasn’t or isn’t writing a children’s book because, as the latest (Simon Cowell) evidently feels, “…all children’s books are boring – at least the ones that he’s reading to his two-year-old.”?  I vaguely recall Madonna making a similar claim a few years ago.  Doing a bit of internet research I came across this entertaining quiz from, what else?, Entertainment Weekly.  Here’s another list.

I’m trying to think of my favorites in this oeuvre, either the most horrifying or those that are actually good. Of the later, I really liked B. J. Novak’s The Book With No Pictures. (ETA — just thought of an example of one that was really, really, REALLY bad — Tyra Bank’s Modelland.) Betsy Bird had a few thoughts about some adult writers turning their hand at writing for kids. Like them, but they aren’t really by and large the sort of media celebs Madonna, Cowell, or Novak are. So what about all of you? Any thoughts?

 

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