Celebrities and children’s books: the saga continues

Because no celebrity of a certain stature (with children) would be worth their weight in Oscars without one, Steve Martin has joined the ever expanding list of movie stars that are writing children’s books.

According to AP, which always has a gift for succinctness (something I’ll hopefully find someday):

There’s Madonna, Billy Crystal and Jamie Lee Curtis. And Jerry Seinfeld. And John Lithgow. And Katie Couric.

The new Pink Panther has paired with the wild and crazy (I’m just kidding – although it could be true!) Roz Chast from The New Yorker – yes, that New Yorker – for a book on that ever hilarious subject: the alphabet. The book is titled The Alphabet from A to Y, With Bonus Letter Z. As Homer Simpson might say: Ooo, a bonus!

And by the way, Martin’s favorite letter seems to be Q (or G). I was always partial to B myself. You?

Here’s a sampling of titles from other book-happy celebs:

Ricky Gervais:
(a series)

Madonna (yes, she is a movie actress… remember Desperately Seeking Susan and A League of Their Own? And… Swept Away? Okay, probably not that last one.):
The English Roses
(a series), Mr. Peabody’s Apples

Jamie Lee-Curtis:
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day

Bill Cosby:
The Meanest Thing to Say (*An Oprah’s Book Club selection*)

Julie Andrews:
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

Mel Brooks:
The 2000 Year Old Man Goes to School

Will Smith:
Just the Two of Us

Jada Pinkett Smith:
Girls Hold Up This World

Alan Arkin:
The Lemming Condition

Billy Crystal:
I Already Know I Love You

For another (longer) celebrity author list, go here.

One Response to Celebrities and children’s books: the saga continues

  1. Just browsing the internet. You have a very, very interesting blog.

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