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Stephen Colbert to Write Children's Book About a Pole

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Stephen Colbert has a little something for the youngest members of Colbert Nation.

Inspired by his two-part interview last month with legendary Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak, Comedy Central's fake pundit is teaming with Grand Central Publishing to release his very own children's book...about a pole.

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The tome I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) drops on May 8.

"It's been a lifelong dream of mine to write a children's book. I hope the minutes you and your loved ones spend reading it are as fulfilling as the minutes I spent writing it," quipped Colbert.

The idea of the funnyman giving the 83-year-old Sendak a run for his money in children's lit came about after the latter appeared on The Colbert Report and the Emmy winner surprised him with news that he was working on his own tome for kids in a bid to "cash in" on celebrity children's books written by the likes of Bill O'Reilly and Madonna.

According to Grand Central, the segment went viral, culminating in a deluge of requests from fans wanting copies of the book.

This isn't Colbert's first foray into the publishing world. He also penned the New York Times bestseller I Am America (And So Can You!).

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