K A T I E   H O L M E S :
The Girl Next Door

Jessica Alba Teams Up with Disney for A Poem Is… Series


In honor of April’s National Poetry Month, Disney is recruiting celebs to lend their voices to their A Poem Is… series.

Airing on both Disney and the new Disney Junior channel throughout the month at 8:25 a.m., each episode includes a star parent narrating a poem that has been set to an animated scene from one of the company’s classic films.

So not only will your tot be hearing the works of a few great poets, but they’ll also be able to watch clips from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and more.

Mom-of-two Jessica Alba will help kick off the series with her Tuesday (April 3) recital of De Colores, a traditional folk song your child is sure to love.

Next week, other celebs narrators include Owen Wilson (Ducks by Mary Ann Hoberman on April 4), John Leguizamo (Once They All Believed in Dragons by Jack Prelutsky on April 5), and Wilson again (Analysis of Baseball by May Swenson) on April 6.

Also making (voice!) appearances through April 21 are Viola Davis, Jennifer Garner, Katie Holmes and Liev Schreiber.

– Anya Leon