Nick Cave has written and illustrated a book for kids: The Little Thing

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11 Nov 2021, 14:21

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There seems to be no end to Nick Cave's talents.

He's now turned his hand to writing and illustrating his very own children's book, and the result is the adorably named 'The Little Thing'.

The book is available for pre-order now to ship on November 15.

Cave said the sweet story was initially written for Cave’s three-year-old neighbour, Esme.

A statement from Nik on his website explains: “It is the tale of a little thing that goes on an epic adventure to discover the true nature of its identity,”

"What am I?’ asks The Little Thing. Along the way, it meets cast of diverse characters including a tomato, a toilet roll, a showerhead, a cupcake, and a corn on the cob, that guide The Little Thing toward its final joyous realisation."

If you buy the book, you will also receive a free download of 'The Little Thing' "talking book".

It's an audio version of the story narrated by Cave, and it also features music from him as well as Bad Seeds member Warren Ellis.

Bandmate Ellis also recently released his own book, called 'Nina Simone's Gum'.

His tome is a memoir, and the unusual title comes from a memory from 1999.

Ellis somehow managed to get the legendary Simone’s chewed gum when she played at London’s Meltdown Festival.

Nick Cave also curated the festival that year.

As well as making music and writing children's books, Cave has been keeping busy.

He also appeared in a film, called 'The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain'.

Cave starred as author H.G. Wells.

The band are due to play a series of festivals in Europe next year.