During this period of social distancing, a handful of celebs have stepped up and offered to virtually read bedtime stories to kids. The latest to join that list? Dolly Parton.
Yup, the country star revealed the news last week in a YouTube video, announcing her new series “Goodnight with Dolly,” where she will virtually read a different children's book every Thursday evening.
“This is something I have been wanting to do for quite a while, but the timing never felt quite right,” Parton said in a press release, according to Rolling Stone. “I think it is pretty clear that now is the time to share a story and to share some love. It is an honor for me to share the incredible talent of these authors and illustrators. They make us smile, they make us laugh and they make us think.”
Each book was selected from Imagination Library, Parton’s non-profit organization that has donated more than 135 million books to children, and was “carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.”
The lineup of books includes the following: There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long, Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney, I Am a Rainbow and Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton, Pass It On by Sophy Henn, Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon by Patty Lovell, Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen, Max & The Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, and The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.
The new series will launch April 2nd at 7:00 p.m. EST, on Imagination Library’s YouTube channel and will run for ten weeks.
This is the show we never knew we needed.