A few weeks ago Maurice Sendak visited “The Colbert Report” for a delightful two-part interview in which he announced that he likes children “as few and far between as adults,” and called Newt Gingrich “an idiot of great renown.”
At the end of part two, Stephen Colbert showcased “I Am a Pole (And So Can You!),” a children’s book he wrote to “cash in” on the trend of famous people writing a children’s books. “I’ve got everything it takes,” he said at the open, “I’m a celebrity.”
Much like Colbert’s other projects, which sound like jokes when he first mentions them (such as creating his own SuperPAC), “I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)” will soon be a real children’s book. Grand Central Publishing said Tuesday that they’ve signed on as publisher.
If you missed the interview, watch the segment below in which Colbert reads the book, which tells the tale of a pole with an identity problem and is pretty kid friendly aside from a page where he mentions the pole’s brief stint as a stripper pole. We look forward to seeing the final product.
Grand Central is the same publishing company behind Colbert’s 2007 bestseller “I Am America (And So Can You!)” and will also publish his upcoming, “America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t.”