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Celebrities Love Reading Kids Books

Although Will Arnett may have ruined “Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret” forever during an episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” he’s not the first celebrity to give his own rendering of a literary work for tots. From creepy to endearing, celebrities have been reading children’s books and nursery rhymes since long before Arnett butchered the Judy Blume line, “I’ve got a bra now, it’d be nice if I had something to put in it.” Here are our favorite clips, after the jump…


Michael Emerson, aka Benjamin Linus of “Lost,” also made an appearance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and gave his best eerie reading of “Little Boy Blue.”




Actor Crispin Glover gave the most depressed rendering of “Little Miss Muffet” ever for Speakaboos.com.




President Obama narrated “Where the Wild Things Are” when he read to a crowd of children at the 2009 White House Easter Egg Roll last April.




Susan Sarandon narrated my personal favorite children’s bedtime story, “Goodnight Moon,” and she did a pretty fine job of sounding like a grandma.

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