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Doherty’s Life Becomes More Animated

A "children's" book and animated series depict rocker Pete Doherty's public slip-ups. Britney's too!

In light of the mysterious death of Doherty’s close friend Sunday (Dec. 3) (read more), it truly seemed possible that life couldn’t get much stranger in the debauchery-filled world of the drug-addled rocker. But with the release of an illustrated children’s book and a subsequent TV series documenting the turbulent ups and downs of his stardom, it looks as if Doherty has taken a sharp turn for Toontown.

A Boy Called Pete, written by Peter Robinson, founder of the publishing house Popjustice, illustrates the top hat-sporting English fellow bouncing around with Kate Moss as he indulges in “mind-bending drugs” and is “always getting into trouble,” the U.K.’s Times Online reports. But thankfully, Robinson’s stringent moral has spared a generation of copycat narcotic stricken toddlers. The books content is sure to inform that “Class A drugs are not very good for you. They make you smelly and a bit untidy-looking,” while illustrating the consequences of Pete’s drug use stating he was previously a “very clever and handsome man” and is now imprisoned behind the walls of “a very big house” because “London has lots of rules and lots of authority.”

Along with A Boy Called Pete you’ll find A Girl Called Britney and illustrated books educating youngsters by depicting the famous plunders of Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, and Elton John.

Robinson has recently inked a deal to transform the books into an animated series. There is no set premiere date for the series.

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