Friday, 24 October 2014

HERE BE MONSTERS - Event and signing at Waterstone's Nottingham

If you live near Nottingham you might like to come along to my Here Be Monsters event and signing in the children's department of Waterstone's book shop on Saturday 1st November at 11.00am. I'll be reading the book and there'll be a chance to draw your own monster-infested treasure map. If X marks the right spot – you could win a signed paperback!

And, if you don't win, I'll be on hand to sign the copies on sale in the store.

Draw your own treasure map for a chance to win a copy of the book

Here Be Monsters – Event and Signing
11.00am Saturday 1st November
1-5 Bridlesmith Gate

Friday, 10 October 2014


Usually when a picture book goes out of print, it stays out of print. So I consider myself very fortunate to have several of my out-of-print picture books republished – or about to be republished – recently. The latest are Dinosaurs After Dark, illustrated by Curtis Jobling, and What Friends Do Best, illustrated by Nathan Reed. Both books are published by Harper Collins Children’s Books.

They are “special sales” editions, which means that you may not be able to find them in your local bookshop, but you can buy What Friends Do Best from The Works and both books are available through online booksellers such as Amazon.

Here’s a couple of spreads from the books.

Dinosaurs After Dark

Buy this book at amazon UKIf Curtis Jobling’s illustration style looks familiar it may be because he's also the designer of Bob The Builder series and the creator CBeebies Raa Raa the Noisy Lion. Curtis has also written the Wereworld series of novels for older children.

Find out more about Dinosaur After Dark on my web site

What Friends Do Best

Buy this book at amazon UKWhat Friends Do Best was originally written as a sequel to my first Mole and Friends book, Bringing Down the Moon. The story was centred on Squirrel, rather than Mole and was about preparing a meal. When Mole’s publisher didn’t take it, I recast the story with new characters and made it about building a rocket instead.

Find out more about What Friends Do Best on my web site