The ideas for her books evolve because "she's a very sharp listener, and the conversations she overhears are the basis for her best-selling children's books."
AP: Are your six children's books entertaining storybooks or morality tales?
Curtis: Someone referred to them the other day as self-help books for kids. It would be obnoxious if I coined the phrase, but it was a lovely compliment and I took it.
When asked about the celebrity author children's book trend she answered:
Curtis: (When I started) I hadn't done True Lies yet, so the biggest success I'd had at that point was A Fish Called Wanda, and although it was a big success, I was not a big celebrity or a media darling on any level, I was a very low-level movie actor who'd had a little success.