Pixies frontman wrote a children’s book and Danny Devito narrated it – all to support children’s literacy

by | Dec 9, 2016 | MAGAZINES / BOOKS / COMICS

A non-profit book project is matching artists across platforms to create a series of videos and one massive adult children’s book all to help kids learn how to read.


A non-profit book project is matching artists across platforms to create a series of videos and one massive adult children’s book all to help kids learn how to read.

The project, Stories for Ways & Means, has included the likes of Phil Lamarr, King Kruel and Nick cave, and this week they dropped a new video featuring a story written by The Pixies’ Black Francis/Frank Black with narration by the incredible Danny Devito.

Check out “Doug the Bug” below:

The project started 10 years ago when Jeff Antebi, the founder of Waxploitation records, had the idea to ask his favorite musical artists and contemporary painters to come together and collaborate on original children’s stories to benefit literacy programs, and an unprecedented “literary mixtape” was born. Today, thirty of those pairings have been compiled into a 350+ page book called Stories for Ways & Means. You can preorder your copy here – if you want it as an x-mas present, you’ll get a “thanks for supporting” card with a promise to receive the final in 2017.

Check out King Kruel reading Micachu’s “How to Escape from a Wasp” below:

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner




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