Thursday, December 30, 2010

Shakira to Launch Children’s Book

 The Colombian singer has written a book that chronicles the adventures of "Dora the Explorer" to raise money for her foundation”Pies Descalzos” (Barefoot Foundation).

Shakira is not content with being one of the most famous Latin singers around the world; she now also wants to try her luck as a writer.  According to Notimex, the Colombian artist has written a children’s book that narrates the adventures of “Dora the Explorer”.
The singer is not only the writer of this story, but also has a starring role alongside Dora, which was turned into a cartoon. This book is entitled “Dora the Explorer School Day World Adventure”   and reportedly intended to make children around the world realize that with education they can embark on a fun adventure.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Pies Descalzos (Barefoot Foundation), chaired by the artist, which provides assistance to underprivileged children in her native Colombia.

Shakira is not the first famous artist to launch a children's book.  Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Gloria Estefan and Maria Celeste Arraras are some of the celebrities who have already tried their luck as writers of children's stories.

Article translation by Candela Spirit
Please see the original article on People


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