One Direction and Kylie among stars writing kids’ book for BBC Children in Need
Posted on October 6, 2015 by Fat Fox
The literary project is set to pull in millions for the annual charity fest thanks to some top celebrity backing
“It was quite funny coming up with this cute little half-girl half-dinosaur tale whilst Phil Mitchell was rehearsing in the background.”
On Sir Paul’s page he resurrects the famous Frog Chorus characters from his 1983 hit We All Stand Together, while the 1D boys appear as a frog band – called Pond Direction.
Kids’ writing: Denise van Outen says she was working with EastEnders when she wrote her pages
Each celeb was asked to write one page but they were only allowed to see the last line of the previous page.
Denise explains: “I was told who the main character was and I was shown the last sentence of Wayne and Coleen Rooney’s part of the story, and I had to carry it on in my style.”
On her page, Fi-Rex rips open an envelope and is presented with a piece of golden paper with a riddle written on it. Denise added: “The idea of reading my daughter Betsy a story at night that I wrote part of is very special. I was excited to be involved.
“I am having my part of the story which has been illustrated so beautifully framed and put up in Betsy’s room.”
Other stars involved in the project include Jamie Oliver and Tom Daley.
Bringing the wacky yarn to life is renowned artist Julia Patton.