Nick Cannon's Latest Children's Book Combines Poetry With Hip Hop & Will Make His Kids Proud
Despite Nick Cannon currently experiencing troubles on the home front in his marriage to Mariah Carey, he's still managing to draw positive inspiration from family life. Billboard reports Cannon is writing another children's book. Neon Aliens Ate My Homework is scheduled for a March 2015 release. Although Bustle writer Caitlyn Callegari thinks Cannon's other children's book Roc and Roe's 12 Days of Christmas will cause dem babies to join one another in a double face palm when it hits shelves this October, I think Neon Aliens is a much more creative, less cringeworthy effort.
First off, can I just acknowledge how awesome that title sounds? I'm not exactly part of the targeted audience, but what the heck, I'd definitely give it a read. Aside from providing kids with yet another way to explain the whereabouts of their missing homework, Neon Aliens Ate My Homework will also incorporate poetry, hip-hop and art all in one book.
Reportedly, Cannon will enlist the help of street artists to provide illustrations for the book, which will also feature stories Cannon has compiled in a notebook since he was 8 years old. Although the America's Got Talent host previously stated that he didn't necessarily want his twins Monroe and Moroccan in the spotlight, it sounds like he still plans to help them (and other children) develop an appreciation for creative prose, while possibly honing their skills on the mic in the process. After all, their mother Mariah Carey got a head start on her artistic skills at the tender age of three, even if it did take her until recently to unveil her unique self-portrait.
Either way, it's good to see Cannon continuing to focus on these types of family-oriented projects despite the fact that he's in the midst of a pretty serious marriage and family transition. It's clear the inspiration he draws from his children and his family life will continue to play a pivotal role in his career, regardless of the outcome of his relationship with Carey.