Jonathan Van Ness Adds Children’s Book Author To His Resume With “Peanut Goes For The Gold”

Jonathan Van Ness always has a flair for weaving a story, and now he’s taking that talent as a children’s book author. Van Ness announced to People yesterday that he’s penning his first children’s book, “Peanut Goes for the Gold”

“Growing up, the things that made me unique were not always celebrated, and I wanted to do something that would inspire kids to celebrate the things that make them special,” Van Ness, 32, told People in an exclusive statement. “With that being said, I’m so excited to announce my debut children’s book, Peanut Goes for the Gold, an inspiring story of a guinea pig rhythmic gymnastics prodigy.”.

The title, almost certainly a nod to Van Ness’ skilled ability on the ice as an accomplished skater, tells the story of Peanut, a guinea pig with a distinct and unique style. Peanut is always Peanut, whether gobbling up pancakes or doing cartwheels during basketball practice. When Peanut makes the decision to become a rhythmic gymnast, they are absolutely determined to create the absolutely best routine. 

Peanut Goes for the Gold will be published by HarperCollins Children’s Books on March 31, 2020

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