Nick Cave Wrote and Illustrated a Coming-of-Age Story for 3-5 Year-Olds

Nick Cave Wrote and Illustrated a Coming-of-Age Story for 3-5 Year-Olds

The Little Thing comes with “talking book” read by Cave and music with Warren Ellis.

The Little Thing comes with “talking book” read by Cave and music with Warren Ellis.

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Renaissance Man and King of Goth Nick Cave is releasing a children’s book called The Little Thing next week, which he wrote and illustrated.

Cave wrote the book for his written for his three-year-old neighbour Esme. His website cheekily refers to the yet-to-be-released children’s illustration flip book as “A CLASSIC.”

Intended for children between the ages of three and five, The Little Thing follows the ambiguous being as “it discovers the true nature of its identity” after a moment of self-reflection.

Other characters including a tomato, a roll of toilet paper, a showerhead, a cupcake, and a cob of corn facilitate The Little Thing’s journey. Its story is told in a whopping 32 pages.

The Book also includes an audio equivalent down which marketing materials call a “talking book” which is read by Cave himself and features music from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

In September, Warren Ellis also released a book called Nina Simone’s Gum which looks at the perversity of fan relics through a piece of gum Ellis recovered from the vocal jazz icon following the Meltdown Festival in 1999 which Cave curated.

The Bad Seeds Frontman has three children himself, all above the age of 20. His son Arthur died in 2015 at 15-years-old.

The Little Thing comes out November 15 via Narayana Press along with music from Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (pre-order here).

Check out our review of Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ incredible album Carnage here.


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Renaissance Man and King of Goth Nick Cave is releasing a children’s book called The Little Thing next week, which he wrote and illustrated.

Cave wrote the book for his written for his three-year-old neighbour Esme. His website cheekily refers to the yet-to-be-released children’s illustration flip book as “A CLASSIC.”

Intended for children between the ages of three and five, The Little Thing follows the ambiguous being as “it discovers the true nature of its identity” after a moment of self-reflection.

Other characters including a tomato, a roll of toilet paper, a showerhead, a cupcake, and a cob of corn facilitate The Little Thing’s journey. Its story is told in a whopping 32 pages.

The Book also includes an audio equivalent down which marketing materials call a “talking book” which is read by Cave himself and features music from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

In September, Warren Ellis also released a book called Nina Simone’s Gum which looks at the perversity of fan relics through a piece of gum Ellis recovered from the vocal jazz icon following the Meltdown Festival in 1999 which Cave curated.

The Bad Seeds Frontman has three children himself, all above the age of 20. His son Arthur died in 2015 at 15-years-old.

The Little Thing comes out November 15 via Narayana Press along with music from Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (pre-order here).

Check out our review of Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ incredible album Carnage here.


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