News for Kindle-users! My book about my lovely young dragon, Ferocity P. Bychahedoff, is now available. It's in the Children's Book section of this site and you can buy it for your Kindle, and find out what happens when the Uprights are all banished and dragons run the world. They’re peaceable, civilized – and vocal – creatures now, but they haven’t evolved hands, and that makes things very difficult when coal supplies for their chest-fires begin to run short. Only their old enemies, the Uprights, might help – but how to find them?
Recent news is my wonderful visit to Trinity Academy in Radstock, UK. Of all the schools I’ve ever visited as an author – and they run into hundreds, all over the world – this was the best. Not a posh private school but an ordinary C. of E. primary school, every class had read one of my books and after being shown round the school with its many wonderful, creative features, there was a special all-dancing, all-singing, all-interacting assembly for the whole school. I’ve never experienced anything quite like it. Thank you, Trinity! If this is to be my last school it was a magnificent end!
Oh, but it won’t be, because I’ve been invited to – ICELAND to visit the International School there when they have their first Book Week. I can’t wait!
My cat book, Bad Cat, Good Cat, has done surprisingly well.
Illustrated by Tony Ross, who did the pictures for my Harry the Poisonous Centipede books, it’s a story about two families, two children, and two cats, and here’s the fun thing: the cat-crazy heroes are my grandchildren, Paloma and David. Then there are my two picture-books – my first. Here, the illustrator is none other than my son Omri, the hero of The Indian in the Cupboard. The books are called The Spice Rack, which has lots of (non-human) adventure and will help you to be a good cook, and Polly and Jake. These two animal pen-pals live far apart, but they long to meet. Trouble is, plane-travel is tricky if you’ve got a thick white fur coat, or a very long neck!