Kelly Clarkson was forced to cancel her Piece by Piece Tour in 2015 after she announced she was pregnant with her second child. Going back to work though after giving birth to first born daughter River Rose inspired Clarkson for a new kind of project. While waiting for her baby boy to arrive, she put together stories she wrote about River's travels with her and her team. After teasing fans about an upcoming project, on Feb. 9 she announced that she will be releasing a children's book titled "River Rose and the Magical Lullaby."
On Feb. 8, Clarkson posted the fourth clue on Twitter as to what her project would be. It was the first public picture of Clarkson since going under the limelight along with a children's setting holding onto her bundle of joy.
Along with the announcement, Clarkson released a behind the scenes video telling the story of how "River Rose and the Magical Lullaby" came to be. Initially it started out as stories about River's travels such as Asia and Australia, citing playing with kangaroos, then grew into a bigger idea.
"I thought I'd just write little cute stories for her and put little pictures with it. And that was the initial idea. Those little stories ended up turning into a book for each place we kinda went," Clarkson said in the behind the scenes video.
At the end of the clip, Kelly Clarkson included a blooper reel, calling River Rose a "micro-manager," always eating and sleeping on the job and having an "attitude." Of course each comment on her daughter is followed by an adorable video clip including one where River slams the door. Sitting next to balloons, one floated too close for comfort and the singer shouted "Get off me!" Smiling, she said, "I don't know where she gets it from."
The book will be released on Oct. 4, 2016 and can be pre-ordered on Clarkson's official website. The project was illustrated by Laura Hughes, the story follows River who is excited to see animals and ride a carousel and can't fall asleep. That is until mother sings her the "magical lullaby" which is included with the book that she wrote and recorded.
Kelly Clarkson in the meantime will appear on "American Idol" on Feb. 25 a guest judge and performer and will (hopefully!) attend the finale of the series.