More than a year ago, I let you all in on a little secret: My mom’s reading wasn’t all the stuff of highfalutin literature. She had her fair share of guilty pleasures from Entertainment Weekly and People magazine to Perez Hilton. But I’m not sure even she could get behind a Perez Hilton children’s book.
Yet write a children’s book Perez will do according to the L.A. Times. He’s already a published author with a book out called Red Carpet Suicide. Penguin will publish the blogger’s newest venture, which is called The Boy With The Pink Hair.
Penguin describes it as such:
“The Boy With Pink Hair” is the story of a child born with a shock of fabulous hair that sets him apart from his peers. While some find this difference hard to accept or understand, “The Boy With Pink Hair” uses the opportunity to find what makes him special and share it with the world. The children’s book is illustrated with vibrant retro-feeling art by first-time illustrator Jen Hill, putting into pictures the fun that comes with embracing individuality.
While that sounds just lovely and all and I have certainly read my fair share of PerezHilton.com, I have also seen the crude drawings he has posted. This is the person writing a children’s book? We live in a weird, weird world.