Fat Fox launches celebrity children's book

Fat Fox launches celebrity children's book

Celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney, the members of One Direction and Kate Moss have contributed to a charity children's book about a half-girl, half-dinosaur, launched today (14th April) at the London Book Fair by Fat Fox Books.

Holly Milbank, m.d. of Fat Fox Books, was inspired to create The Curious Tale of Fi-Rex by the game of consequences, where players take on the telling of a story in turns. All the participating celebrities were asked to write a section of the book but were only allowed to see the last line of the previous section.

Other celebrities who wrote chapters include Kylie Minogue, Bear Grylls, Colleen and Wayne Rooney, Andy Murray and Tom Daley, and all proceeds will go to Children In Need.

"The idea for the book came from a lightbulb moment I had 18 months ago when I was playing consequences with my own children, and we decided that it would be great to be able to use high-profile, household names to write it," said Milbank.

The Curious Tale of Fi-Rex will be published on the 16th September in hardback, priced at £12.99, with £2.00 from every r.r.p. sale going to Children In Need.

The book is illustrated throughout by Julia Patton. The celebrities will also sign Patton's artwork, which will be auctioned off after publication to raise more money for the charity.