Synopses & Reviews
With this first book in Russell Brandand#8217;s Trickster Tales series, the famed comedian, actor, and bestselling author delivers a hilarious retelling of an old fairytale favorite that will appeal to adults and children alike.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Once upon a time, long ago, in a time that seemed, to those present, exactly like now except their teeth werenand#8217;t so clean and more things were wooden, there was a town called Hamelin. The people of Hamelin were a pompous bunch who loved themselves and their town so much that if it were possible they would have spent all day zipped up in a space suit smelling their own farts. But space suits hadnand#8217;t been invented yet so they couldnand#8217;t.andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Then one day without warning a gang of rats bowled into the town and began causing a right rumpusand#8230;andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;So begins Russell Brandand#8217;s wildly funny and surprisingly wise retelling of the classic tale andlt;Iandgt;The Pied Piper of Hamelinandlt;/Iandgt;. Whether youand#8217;re a kid or a grown-up kid, youand#8217;ll be chuckling the whole way through this zany story that bypasses Brandand#8217;s more adult humor for the outrageous, the madcap, and the just plain silly.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Maybe youand#8217;ve heard about the Pied Piper before, with his strange music and those pompous townspeople and pesky rats. Or maybe you havenand#8217;t. But one thing is for sure: youand#8217;ve never heard it quite like this.
and#8220;He attacks his first children's book with full force,coloring the story in with humorous asides, witty turns of phrase and a few choice nuggets of sage wisdom. Illustrator Riddell is just as sharp, filling the book with eye-popping illustrations and beautiful coloring. Brand's biting humor isn't toned down in the slightest.and#8221;
About the Author
Russell Brand is a comedian, actor, radio host, and bestselling author of andlt;iandgt;My Booky Wookandlt;/iandgt;. He has starred in the films andlt;iandgt;Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek, Despicable Me, Hop, andlt;/iandgt;andandlt;iandgt; Arthurandlt;/iandgt;, and now is the host of his own acclaimed TV series on Channel 7 in the UK, andlt;i andgt;The Russell Brand Showandlt;/iandgt;. He lives in London.