‘Frozen’ Actor Josh Gad is Reading Children’s Books Online Every Day to Keep Spirits Up During Coronavirus Quarantine
The Frozen love just keeps coming!
A few days after Disney announced that they’d be releasing Frozen II to Disney+ early to help keep kids entertained while they’re off from school, one of the main characters started sharing his talents online to delight children even more. Who wouldn’t want to hear Olaf reading a beloved children’s book?
He may not be dressed up as a cartoon snowman. But actor Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf in both Frozen movies plus the person who played LeFou in the live-action Beauty and the Beast, is still spreading cheer just the same.
Josh Gad is sharing videos of himself reading children’s books
Families are stuck at home while practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. But instead of feeling sad about it, Gad chose to share videos of himself reading children’s books on his Twitter page.
So far, Gad has read Olivia Goes to Venice, The Day the Crayons Quit, The Giving Tree, and Dr. Seuss: Hooray for Diffendoofer Day. There’s a good chance he’ll read more books online over the coming days. He’s using the hashtag #GadBookClub.
He’s trying to make home time more fun
“Since we’re all stuck at home right now I figured we would have a little fun together,” Gad said, according to Good Morning America. “So I’m going to see how this goes, but I decided I’m gonna read to you and your children — or just you, depending on what you prefer. I’m not gonna pass judgment right now since the world is a little bit of a hot mess.”
He continued, saying: “I’ll try to provide at least 10 minutes of day care to you and your families a night while we’re going through this unprecedented global event. I love you all. I’m hoping you’re all healthy and safe, wherever you are, and hopefully I will see you all very soon. Take care.”
Gad is keeping the tone light
It may be a scary time for kids as they face a new normal that they don’t fully understand. But Gad does an excellent job keeping the mood light and entertaining, talking about why he loves the books and telling funny stories about his kids.
Besides just his reading aloud, Gad has been showing his family 80s movies and coming up with other ways to have fun, too. The voice of Olaf the snowman is also thrilled that Disney decided to release Frozen II early.
“I couldn’t be happier with this decision!” Gad shared in a tweet. “All of us need some joy right now. I hope you and your family can cuddle up and get lost in our film at least for a little while.”
No one knows how long the quarantine will last
Each state is treating the social distancing recommendations differently, with some canceling school for weeks and others taking a wait and see approach. However, celebrities like Gad are urging their fans to stay home unless absolutely necessary.
It’s going to be a rough few weeks or months ahead. But with positivity like Gad’s book club, we can all smile a little more.