Surely all too believable to be a successful April Fool
The Bookseller reports:
Russell Brand is writing a series of books aimed at children, with illustrations by Chris Riddell.
The comedian has posted a video on his YouTube channel to announce the first title in the series, called Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales.
The first book will be a retelling of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. In the video, Brand reads the opening lines of his story: "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."