November 25, 2022

Famous authors: celebrities who double as authors of children’s books

Reese Witherspoon is the latest star to add the title “children’s book author” to her already impressive list of credentials.

Witherspoon took to her Instagram account to announce the upcoming launch of her first children’s book.

“Friends of Nashville, join me on October 7th to celebrate the launch of my first children’s book, BUSY BETTY, at @TennesseePAC. It will be a fun night of conversation and family activities,” she wrote.

The actress previously said the book was inspired by her own childhood, as she was “always singing, dancing and exploring”.

But it took her a long time to bring the book to life, telling PEOPLE she came up with the idea when her daughter Ava, now 22, was young.

“Ever since I had my daughter, I thought about making a children’s book with realistic young female characters,” she said.

“As a kid I had a busy brain with a million ideas and more energy than most adults could handle, so Betty is really based on the adventures of my childhood.”

busy betty tells the story of a little girl who wants to give her smelly dog ​​Frank a bath before her friend Mae arrives.

“But giving Frank a bath is harder than she thought,” reads the book’s description, “and just when all seems impossible, with Mae’s help, Betty learns she can accomplish anything with perseverance, teamwork and a good idea.”