Tom Hanks narrates Stephen Colbert's children's book

April 27, 2012

Tom Hanks is the narrator of the audiobook version of I Am a Pole (and So Can You), Stephen Colbert children's book about a flag pole. It's good to know that it's a satirical children's book and it is therefore more addressed to adults than children.

Stephen Colbert first pitched the idea of a book about a flagpole's search for its identity during a two-part interview in January with Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak. The interview became a viral sensation and Colbert's fans clamored for a real book.


The print version and the audio download will go on sale May 8, with the audio CD following on May 29. You can already pre-order the Hardcover book for $8.69 and the Audiobook (on CD) for $3.48 on Amazon. This eight-minute audiobook will be just $1.49 as an audio download.

All of Stephen Colbert's and Tom Hanks's proceeds from the audiobook will go to USVets, an organization that helps military veterans transition back to civilian life.