Russell Brand Announces Children's Book Series: Watch Here!

Posted Tuesday April 1, 2014 9:48 PM GMT

His comedy is certainly not meant for kids, but Russell Brand is breaking from the norm to write a children's book.

Though it's not clear yet if he's playing a practical joke, the British funny man's video message on Tuesday (April 1) shared details of his project.

If it is a prank, it's well constructed as the ex-husband of Katy Perry explained that Chris Riddell is doing the drawings for the book, even showing some of the characters already drawn.

According to Russell, "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" is the first in the series called "Russell Brand's Trickster Tales," where "I'd do interpretations of fairy stories and folk tales believing them to be the code to unlocking aspects of our consciousness and to affect and impact the way that we see the world." Check out the video below, in which Russell reads from the first in the series.

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