Dennis Rodman writes children’s book, due September
NEW YORK, Aug 4 — Dennis the Wild Bull will be the fifth book from basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman, but the first written for a children's audience.
It's familiar ground for co-writer Dustin Warburton, who has previously worked with two tough men from the world of boxing: with Jesse James Leija on Jesse and the Bogeyman, and with Kostya Tszyu for Bullies Aren't Scary.
"The years of dedication and hard work that brought him to the top level is what I'm interested in conveying, and I believe it is going to spread a good message...," said Warburton.
The book's current website, wildrbull.blogspot.com, projects a September 2012 debut for Dennis the Wild Bull, with a worldwide promotional tour to be organized.
Rodman will join a select group of pro athletes who have doubled as authors of children's fiction, including controversial NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens (Little T Learns to Share) and Olympic figure skating gold medallist Kristi Yamaguchi (Dream Big, Little Pig!).
Rodman's previous books, all autobiographical, include Rebound: The Dennis Rodman Story, Bad as I Wanna Be, Walk on the Wild Side, and I Should Be Dead by Now. — AFP-Relaxnews