Perhaps Vice President Joe Biden broke the ice by proudly browsing the children’s books section of Costco with media in tow. Larry King, 79, took a break from promoting his TV show to recommend “Spunky the Monkey,” which he found “fun.” He also praised the book’s moral message before returning to his scheduled interview with Hustler publisher Larry Flynt.

We don’t know. Did you ask him if he also enjoyed Spunky’s moral message?

Oprah’s book club did pretty well. Is King trying to horn in on the action?