Wish Upon A Star

Politicians’ wives are not the only ones who can write children’s books. Karen Jones in her article for USA Weekend, listed four new books by the “stars” – Julianne Moore, Molly Shannon, Dionne Warwick, and Fran Drescher.


A quick search for children’s books written by celebrities listed at least 40 books.  Jamie Lee Curtis, John Lithgow, and Whoopi Goldberg have all made it onto the New York Times bestseller list for their children’s books, but not one has been on the Caldecott or Newbery list yet.

The celebrity book I am looking forward to is Stephen Colbert’s I Am a Pole (And So Can You!). Maurice Sendak’s review says “It’s terribly ordinary…The sad thing is I like it.”