Will you read The Boy With the Pink Hair?
In September, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton will join the likes of Madonna, Bill Cosby, John Travolta, Sarah the Duchess of York and many more as a children’s book author. In regards to celebrity-penned children’s books, we mostly agree with the Guardian’s Ed Pilkington, who figured celebrity reasoning would go thusly: “I’ve been making up bedtime stories for my children and suddenly I’ve had a brainwave. These stories are good! These stories are brilliant! I would be failing in my moral duty to my adoring public if I did not put them down on paper.”
But we’re kinda thinking we’re siding with the folks who think Perez’ book could be pretty good. Gossip or not, he actually writes everyday, plus he’s snarky and fun. He’s a little bit one of them, but also a little bit one of us. And if the celeb-bedtime story needs to have a big moral, a writer could do worse than embracing one’s individuality.
Plus, you really can’t skimp on the illustrations in a children’s book, and perusing Jen Hill’s portfolio, Perez and his publishers have found a fantastic illustrator.