If you missed Stephen Colbert's interviews with children's book author, and legend, Maurice Sendak, you must first watch part 1 and part 2 to immediately make your day. Go ahead, I'll wait. Are you back? Good! Because you are now primed to hear the announcement that Stephen Colbert did find a publisher for his children's book, I Am a Pole (And So Can You!), and it will be released on May 8.
So what can we expect from the author of I Am America (And So Can You!) as he delves into kid lit?
You can see the announcement here, along with what we can only hope is still the cover, which utilizes Stephen Colbert's very own "terribly, supremely, ordinary" artwork.
Just like Maurice Sendak, the sad thing is that I also like it. It combines the right amount of Colbert humor about strippers while still keeping his pro-America message. That man knows how to stay in character, even in kid book form. And even though Colbert announced: "It's been a lifelong dream of mine to write a children's book. I hope the minutes you and your loved ones spend reading it are as fulfilling as the minutes I spent writing it," I have a feeling a bit more went into this hilarious tome.
Also, I'm going back to re-visit Where the Wild Things Are and see if I can find any other sex references.
My kids are getting this book, are yours?
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