'Have a little fun together': the celebrities reading stories to isolated kids

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With families in lock down around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic celebrities are taking to social media to read books to kids  - and parents! - stuck at home and out of school.

 Frozen actor Josh Gad AKA Olaf has started #GadBookClub on Twitter - and it's an absolute treat.

"Since we're all stuck at home right now I figured we would have a little fun together," Gad said. "So I'm going to see how this goes, but I decided I'm gonna read to you and your children - or just you, depending on what you prefer. I'm not gonna pass judgment right now since the world is a little bit of a hot mess.

"I'll try to provide at least 10 minutes of day care to you and your families a night while we're going through this unprecedented global event," he added. "I love you all. I'm hoping you're all healthy and safe, wherever you are, and hopefully I will see you all very soon. Take care."

Olaf's bedtime stories are delighting fans, both young and old.

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Celebrities Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams have also partnered with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry to create Save with Stories. 

"We're offering stories on Instagram and Facebook to provide fun and education to kids and parents stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak," the write on their page. "Your donation will help Save the Children and No Kid Hungry make sure schools and community programs have the support they need to keep brains and bellies full."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jennifer Garner reads "The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark" by Ken Geist, illustrated by Julia Gorton.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Amy Adams reads "Dinosaur Princess" story by Aviana Olea Le Gallo, illustrated by Darren Le Gallo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Reese Withersoon reads "Uni the Unicorn" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Brigette Barrager 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Natalie Portman reads "Is Your Mama a Llama?" by Deborah Guarino, illustrated by Steven Kellogg

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ellen's reading of "Ellen DeGeneres Home"  is an absolute cracker -  even just for the cat cameo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Weird Al also joins in with a reading of his book "When I grow up" which he penned for his daughter, Nina.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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