Britain's favourite atheist, Richard Dawkins, has hinted on his website that he might write a children's book.
Primary teachers keen to order copies should note that the project is just a glimmer in the neo-Darwinist's eye at present. It is not clear yet whether it will be, perhaps, a colour-in The God Delusion or a pop-up version of The Selfish Gene.
We hope he fares better than his German counterpart, Michael Schmidt-Salomon, whose plight we have been alerted to thanks to "mrs maths" on the TES staffroom.
Germany's ministry for families is calling for his pro-atheist book, How Do I Get to God, Asked the Small Piglet, to be added to a list of publications unsuitable for children.
The illustrated story follows a piglet and a hedgehog who set out in search of God after discovering a poster that says: "If you don't know God, you are missing something!"
On their journey they meet a rabbi, a bishop and a Muslim scholar, who are portrayed in a rather unflattering light. The unimpressed hedgehog concludes: "I think that God doesn't even exist."
It certainly makes a change from C.S. Lewis.