Keith Richards Is Writing a Children's Book

Rolling Stones guitarist and sometime leather bag-impersonator Keith Richards is gearing up to write a book for children.

The picture book, illustrated by his daughter Theodora, is supposed to be less, "Jack and Jill went up the hill to buy a gram of heroin," and more about "the special bond between kids and grandparents," according to a statement Richards released today.

(The prolific guitarist has already spoken extensively on the "special bond" between children and dead parents.)

The plot of "Gus & Me, The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar," was first covered in Richard's 2010 best-selling novel, "Life."

According to Richard's publisher at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, "Who wouldn't welcome the opportunity to meet Keith Richards as a young boy? 'Gus & Me' invites readers to be in the room at the electrifying moment that Keith holds a guitar in his hands for the first time."

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