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2014: Summer of Festivals

Since my first Glastonbury in the early 1990s I have always loved festivals so this summer I was delighted to appear at three of the best. Herbie, Lisa and I started off at Camp Bestival. I had one performance on the Friday on the bandstand. I hadn’t been before but I definitely want to go […]

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Beware the illustrator!

I had my first event with Garry Parsons (seen here posing with a Ninja Meerkat) the other day. We’re going to Edinburgh Book Festival, you see, Garry and me so we thought it might be a good idea to work out what our event will involve. I arranged with local school, Fairlawn Primary for us […]

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JURASSIC LARKS

This August sees the publication of my first picture book, The Dinosaurs are Having a Party (published by Andersen Press), the story of a boy who gets invited to a dinosaur’s party. It was inspired by and written for my son, Herbie although I also had some help along the way from my young friend’s […]

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Vital Statistics 2014

So… a very busy March of school visits is now behind me and I’d like to say a MASSIVE thank you to all of the schools I’ve visited, all of the staff rooms I’ve sat in, all the schools dinners I’ve eaten and all the children who have ninja-clapped, ghost-howled, stylophone-soloed and generally made my […]

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And the Winner is…

Congratulations to Joseph Roffey who went dressed as a Ninja Meerkat for World Book Day at his school, Southway Junior. As you can tell from the colour he has chosen, seven year old Joseph’s favourite character is Bruce so, as well as two signed books, he’ll receive a bag of barbecued beetle bellies and a […]

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World Book Day Competition

To celebrate World Book Day this Thursday I am offering a prize of a selection of signed Ninja Meerkat Books for the best photo of a child (or teacher) dressed up as a Ninja Meerkat. You can go blue and pick Bruce as demonstrated here by Owain. Or if you’re a show off, why not […]

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THE VOICE

This is an edited version of an assembly I did for years 5 & 6 of a South East London Primary School this week. BBC1’s The Voice is a guilty pleasure of mine. I am not proud of this but, in the same way that cavemen would gather around a flickering fire and watch its […]

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