Comic Brand to pen books for children
Comedian Russell Brand has turned his hand to writing children's books – to change the way they "see the world".
The star (38) announced that he will be reinterpreting classic fairy tales in the series of three books.
'Trickster Tales' will be illustrated by the award-winning artist Chris Riddell, and will begin with the actor and comic's take on The Pied Piper Of Hamlyn.
Brand said: "It's the first of a series called 'Russell Brand's Trickster Tales', where I do interpretations of fairy stories and folk tales, believing them to be the code to unlock aspects of our consciousness."
He later said in a statement: "Fairy stories are a code to change the way children see the world. Once children see the world differently change is inevitable."