CBeebies Christmas Bedtime Story readers include Kate Winslet, Richard E. Grant and Anthony Joshua
CBeebies has revealed its festive line-up of storytellers, with big names sharing a book including Kate Winslet, Richard E. Grant and Anthony Joshua.
BBC's preschooler channel often welcomes famous guests to read a story to its young viewers, and has signed up plenty of stars over Christmas and New Year.
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Newly announced for the story on Monday, 19 December is Hollywood star Winslet, who will read Grumpycorn, written and illustrated by Sarah McIntyre, a story celebrating teamwork, friendship and the joys of storytelling.
Unicorn wants to write the most fabulous story in the world, but has no idea what to write. When his underwater friends try to join in, he turns into a Grumpycorn, but despite his rude behaviour, his friends don’t give up on him and help him out.
Suranne Jones follows her on Tuesday, 20 December, and CBeebies Bedtime Stories favourite Tom Hardy is back on Wednesday, 21 December.
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Boxer Anthony Joshua is set to read the classic children’s book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats on Thursday, 22 December, a story about a little boy named Peter who puts on his snowsuit and steps out of his house into a snowy world.
When the story was first released in 1962, Peter was among the first African-American characters to be featured in a major children's book. Keats’ illustrations helped to pave the way for more inclusive and diverse children’s literature.
Richard E. Grant reads The Snowflake by Benji Davies on Friday, 23 December and on Christmas Eve, Justin Fletcher reads The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, which is also available on the CBeebies Storytime app.
Christmas Day's story is read by Mark Bonnar, while Vicky McClure is set to read on New Year's Eve.
On New Year’s Day, French pop phenomenon Christine and The Queens takes to the stage of the Royal Festival Hall in a suspended crescent moon, to read The Moon Keeper written and illustrated by Zosienka - the story of a polar bear who has a new job as a moon keeper.
Paralympian Lora Fachie returns to CBeebies Bedtime Stories to read in braille on Wednesday, 4 January with The Black Book of Colours written by Menena Cottin and illustrated by Rosana Faria about experiencing a rainbow of colours through our senses of touch, taste, smell or hearing.
CBeebies Bedtime Story airs every day at 6.50pm on CBeebies.
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