Matt Baron/ShutterstockSir Elton John will give a unusual performance next week: he’ll be reading a bedtime story on a British children’s TV channel.

The CBeebies network — think the BBC’s version of Nick Jr. — has asked the rock legend to read The Dog Detectives, which the Manchester Evening News describes as a story of two dog detectives “who are cycling through the busy streets of London when they are called up to solve a new case.”

Elton John joins the ranks of Dolly Parton, Queens of the Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, and other musicians who’ve read books for the bedtime story series. Sir Elton’s reading will air next Thursday, May 3.

The Rocket Man presumably has a lot of practice reading bedtime stories, since he has two young sons: Zachary, seven, and Elijah, five. He’s cited a desire to spend more time with the boys as one of the main reasons he’s retiring from touring.

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