Have you been yearning to strip your children of their blissful ignorance of all things Donald Trump?
If so, Michael Ian Black is here to answer your prayers. Or fulfill your nightmares.
A Trump-themed children’s book penned by Black and illustrated by Marc Rosenthal will hit the market July 12.
According to the book’s Amazon page, “A Child’s First Book of Trump” is a “perfectly timely parodypicture book intended for adults that would be hysterical if it wasn’t so true.”
The 32-page offering from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers will use Black’s “signature with” and a “classic picture book style” to introduce “those unfamiliar with the Americus Trumpus to his distinguishing features and his mystifying campaign for world domination … sorry … President of the United States.”
So what is a Trump, exactly? According to the book synopsis, it is “a curious creature, very often spotted in the wild, but confounding to our youngest citizens. A business mogul, reality TV host, and now … political candidate?”
“Kids (and let’s be honest many adults) might have difficulty discerning just what this thing that’s been dominating news coverage this election cycle is,” the description continues.
As far as we know, Donald Trump has not endorsed this children’s book.
Actor/comedian Black is best known for his roles on “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” “The State,” “Ed,” “Viva Variety” and “Stella.” He also previously released a kids’ book in 2009, titled “Chicken Cheeks.”
Of course, while this might be (we hope) the first actual children’s book devoted to Trump, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel foresaw the inevitability of such a product months ago.
Interviewing GOP candidate Trump on his ABC show in December, Kimmel introduced a fictitious Trump-themed tome, “Winners Aren’t Losers,” with passages such as, “Sad little losers just sit there and bitch. The dog is a loser and frankly I pity it, this dog did bad deals, this dog is an idiot.”