Comedian Russell Brand has unveiled his new project – stories for kids…
Yes, really. He may’ve announced it on 1 April – but Russell Brand writing books for children is no joke.
The comedian and star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 38, posted a video to his YouTube channel where he revealed he’s reworking classic fairy and folk tales including The Pied Piper Of Hamelin.
Illustrated by award-winning newspaper cartoonist Chris Riddell, the book series is called Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales. The first (The Pied Piper) will be published in November 2014 with another two to follow in 2015 and 2016.
Illustrated by award-winning newspaper cartoonist Chris Riddell, the book series is called Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales
‘I believe them to be the code to unlock aspects of our unconsciousness that affect and impact the way we see the world,’ says Brand in the film.
‘Once we start changing the way children see the world, we can do all sorts of stuff.’
He also reads an extract of the first book, including the portion below.
‘Once upon a time, long ago, in a time that seemed to those present, exactly like now, except their teeth weren’t so clean and more things were wooden, there was a town called Hamelin…’
Watch the full announcement video below. Celebrities who've had success writing for children include David Walliams, Julianne Moore and Madonna.
So, what do you think? Will you be reading Trickster Tales? Let us know on the comments board below.