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Michael Ian Black Pens Children’s Book About Donald Trump

‘A Child’s First Book of Trump’ illustrated by Marc Rosenthal, set to arrive this summer

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Comedian Michael Ian Black has penned a kids' book about Donald Trump featuring illustrations by Marc Rosenthal

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Comedian Michael Ian Black has written an illustrated children’s book about Donald Trump that will be released July 12th via Simon and Schuster, The Wrap reports.

Featuring drawings by acclaimed illustrator Marc Rosenthal, A Child’s First Book of Trump will seek to explain the business mogul-turned-Republican presidential frontrunner to the youth. Per a synopsis on the book’s Amazon page, “Kids (and let’s be honest many adults) might have difficulty discerning just what this thing that’s been dominating news coverage this election cycle is.”

The book has an undeniable Dr. Seuss-ian feel, as well. Rosenthal’s cover illustration of the “Americus Trumpus” resembles the Lorax — if its mustache were a hairpiece — while a sample of Black’s text carries a familiar rhyme: “The beasty is called an American Trump. / Its skin is bright orange, its figure is plump. / Its fur so complex you might get enveloped. / Its hands though are, sadly, underdeveloped.”

A Child’s First Book of Trump, amazingly, is not the first kids’ book about Trump to appear this election cycle — though it will be the first to actually hit shelves. Last December, Jimmy Kimmel wrote and read Trump a fake book, Winners Aren’t Losers, which also boasted classic Dr. Seuss-esque rhymes and drawings.

As for Black, the comedian remains busy as a touring stand-up and actor, but also recently published a new memoir, Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but Also My Mom’s, which I Know Sounds Weird). He previously wrote the 2008 essay collection, My Custom Van… and the 2009 kids’ book, Chicken Cheeks; in 2012 he co-wrote America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom with Meghan McCain.

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