Nine stars who became unlikely children’s authors – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images/ AP Image caption A raft of celebrities have turned their talents to writing for young people.

The news that former MP and controversial character George Galloway is releasing a series of children’s books has taken some in the literary world by surprise.

But he is not the first starring to become an unlikely author for youngsters.

Here are nine of the more unexpected celebrities who took on the challenge.

Ricky Gervais

Star of The Office and Extras, Ricky Gervais, is not known for his child-friendly humour. However, the British comedian decided to target a new audience with his “Flanimals” series of books.

Over a million transcripts have been sold since the first one was published in 2004.