Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award winner, mum and businesswoman will read a children’s picture book for Bedtime Stories on the BBC children’s channel CBeebies
The star of Morning Show will be reading Extraordinary by Penny Harrison.
Reese won an Oscar, Bafta and Golden Globe for her performance as June Carter Cash in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line.
Extraordinary is written by Penny Harrison and illustrated by Katie Wilson. It is described as “A gentle tale about reaching for the stars and being extraordinary . . . but remembering the ordinary too. Extraordinary celebrates the best moments in life: the ones we share with friends and family. They may be simple, they may be ordinary, but they are moments we will cherish forever.”
Opening the story, Witherspoon reads:
“Sometimes, when we’re busy, it can be hard to find time to notice the world around us. The things we see every day can seem a bit… ordinary. But if you stop, and look closer, you’ll see that our world is extraordinary!”
As bedtime nears, Reese encourages kids to look tomorrow at something that might at first glance appear ordinary as they might also discover something magical.
If your child enjoyed the book it’s available on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. (NB if you buy through our links we get a small commission)