Fans of actor Shemar Moore know him from being in the role of Malcolm Winters on the soap opera, "The Young and the Restless" from 1994 to 2005. Then from 2005 2017, he was Derek Morgan on the hit show "Criminal Minds." He is now playing Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson on "S.W.A.T." that premiered on CBS on November 2, 2017.

Viewers have loved Moore on all those shows because of his pleasing personality and soothing voice. He uses that combination when he was asked to read out loud one of Dr. Seuss' children books.

The reading

Moore is single and has no children.

For that reason, he said he doesn't know how to read bedtime stories to children. He agreed to read the book, "Hop on Pop." However, he warned everyone that he would read it the best he could. He had to laugh along the way because it was funny how he was reading it.

When you hear Moore read the book, you might find yourself laughing also. One must remember though that Shemar is a hunk that women admire and he did get the attention of women when he read it his way.

He was famous for calling his co-star "Baby Girl" on "Criminal Minds." In real life, he is known for calling all his female friends "Baby Girl." Therefore, he read the Dr. Seuss book to his "Baby Girls."

Responses on social media

Most of the comments on social media indicate that some people loved the reading.

Comments were made that they could fall asleep after hearing a bedtime reading like that. On the other hand, a few didn't like it at all because they thought it was not appropriate for a bedtime reading. They probably didn't hear Moore say he was not reading it for children. The 47-year-old actor acknowledged he was reading it to grown women.

The actor admitted he is more comfortable with pillow talk than with bedtime reading. So, he combined the two. He read the book as if he was engaging in pillow talk. He began by telling his listeners to get comfortable and prop up their pillows for the reading.

About the book

It was not revealed why "Hop on Pop" was chosen instead of popular books like "The Cat in the Hat" or "Green Eggs and Ham." The 1963 book was written by Theodor Seuss Geisel, known by children everywhere as Dr.

Seuss, who like Shemar Moore, didn't have children of his own. The book contains several short poems about different characters. The book was written to teach young children basic phonics.

Other readers

There are many videos on YouTube of other celebrities reading Dr. Seuss' books on various occasions. Examples include Justin Bieber and Shaquille O'Neal who read "The Cat in the Hat." Tim Tebow and former President Barack Obama read "Green Eggs and Ham."