Kelly Clarkson just made your holiday shopping list a bit of a no-brainer.
As The New York Times reports, yesterday the "Because Of You" singer announced that she's written a second children's book that will hit bookstores just in time for the holiday rush. Even better: It's got a cheery Christmas theme.
Once again, the American Idol winner has taken inspiration from daughter (and avid reader) River Rose, who turned 3 years old this month. River Rose and the Magical Christmas, due out October 24th, will be her festive follow-up to last October's River Rose and the Magical Lullaby. The first book was a best-seller, so the pressure is on.
Clarkson posted a video sharing the news about the HarperCollins Publishers release, which takes place on Christmas Eve and involves a trip to the North Pole with River Rose's dog Joplin in tow.
“She’s at such a fun age,” the pop star said of the real River Rose, who was filmed getting her beauty pampering on. “She just gets so excited about [Christmas], I thought it would be a fun book for her to read.”
As with the Magical Lullaby, this second book will feature a new original song written and performed by Clarkson, who is working on her latest album.
"When we first read River Rose and the Magical Lullaby to my then-8-year-old stepson, Seth, his first reaction was 'Uh, where am I? Where’s my character?'" she said. "So I’m going to try to write a character for him.
"People have been asking if I’ll write something for our baby son [Remington]," she added. "And maybe I’ll do a whole different line of books about Remy and Seth, a brothers kind of adventure. We have four children in our family, and as a mom you work to make sure all your children feel equally loved and get their own special time."
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