Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Jeremy Clarkson to write first Children's Picture Book for Caemembert Press
|Jeremy Clarkson - "Why should children miss out on some good old fashioned common sense?"|
Outspoken Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is already a published author, but he's now turning his steely gaze to the world of children's picture books for a new series of titles coming soon from Caemembert Press.
"Ranulph the Red Racing Car" is the first of an eventual series of books penned by the Top Gear star. Jeremy was approached to write children's books after publicly denouncing top sellers such as "The Gruffalo" and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" as "Wishy washy rubbish".
Clarkson added: "It's clear to me that children's books need a dose of good old fashioned British common sense, and perhaps a dash of nitrous oxide". Speaking exclusively to "DadsDadsDads" Magazine, Clarkson hoped to finish his range of stories in time for the eventual arrival of his own grandchildren at some point in the future.
|Ranulph roars through the countryside, hotly pursued by |
"Ranulph the Red Racing Car" is the story of a high octane racer who roams the planet, guzzling natural resources, wheelspinning and generally expelling hot air while denying climate change. Travelling the world in a series of seemingly pointless adventures, Ranulph is the anti-hero to end all anti-heroes.
Jeremy is the latest in a long line of celebrities, such as Holly Willoughby and Frank Lampard, who are turning their attention to the world of children's literature. We'll feature a review of "Ranulph the Red Racing Car" at 1 minute past 12 today.