Dolly Parton Reads Coat of Many Colors in New Episode of Goodnight with Dolly
To help us all weather the storm of the coronavirus pandemic safely from home, leave it to Dolly Parton to come up with ways to enrich our days. To name a few: On Sunday, she gave a moving Easter performance on her social media platforms. She's also made nearly 100 of her songs from recent albums available once again on streaming platforms for our listening delight. Another Smoky Mountain Songbird initiative that has us grateful? She's launched a 10-week digital video series called Goodnight with Dolly, where she, on behalf of her reading non-profit the Imagination Library, reads bedtime stories to kids—and kids at heart, too.
WATCH: Dolly Parton Is Going to Read Bedtime Stories to Children in New Weekly Video Series
For the first installment of Goodnight with Dolly, Parton read The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper. Now, in the latest episode of the series, Parton read her own picture book, Coat of Many Colors, inspired by her eponymous song, which features the illustrations by Brooke Boynton Hughes. Sitting in bed in cozy pastel pajamas, Parton takes us through this beautiful story of a jacket sewn together from rags reminding us that life's greatest joys never come from material wealth. How we love her soothing voice and warm spirit so. Watch below.
In addition to weekly readings, Parton's Imagination Library is providing resources to accompany each Goodnight with Dolly episode, including activity sheets, parent reading tips, and guides from reading initiative Brightly, which aspires to turn kids into lifelong bookworms.
New episodes air on Imagination Library's YouTube channel here on Thursday at 7 p.m. EDT. On deck for this Thursday? Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.
We promise we won't tell if you have no kids in your household but still decide to tune into this special storybook session.