Josh Gad reads

Everyone is stuck at home – including Olaf

The news about the coronavirus is changing very quickly, which can be a little unsettling to youngsters. And oldsters.

Josh Gad wants to help.


Read Josh, read.

In a small but excellent gesture to bring comfort to families stuck at home, the father and actor – @joshgad – took to Twitter recently to begin reading children’s’ books. So far, he’s read an “Olivia” book, by Ian Falconer (one of my kid’s favorites from her younger days); “The Day the Crayons Quit,” by Drew Daywalt; and Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” – if you’re a glutton for punishment or you just really like sad stories.

Imagine having your favorite book read to you by Olaf himself.

Well, imagine no more. Gather ‘round the device and bend an ear as Josh Gad shows us how to be awesome.

Josh Gad reads “Olivia Goes to Venice.”

(Note: The Samantha hat is a brilliant touch.)

Josh Gad reads “The Day the Crayons Quit.”

“Daddy, we don’t want you to read it to us. Can you get one of your celebrity friends to read it instead, like Kristen Bell or Idina Menzel?”

Josh Gad reads “The Giving Tree.”

I can only guess he’ll keep it going, so give him a follow if you want to stay up to date.

Bill Burke is the Dad on Board columnist for Parenting NH and the Managing Editor of Custom Publications for McLean Communications.

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