Monday, 30 March 2015

Octopaperback

The Octopuppy trade paperback is out now in Australia and New Zealand, published by Omnibus Books / Scholastic Australia, and available in the Scholastic store.



Thursday, 26 March 2015

WIN a copy of The Octopuppy!

Scholastic Inc. USA are giving away 10 copies of the new US hardback edition of The Octopuppy. The giveaway is on Goodreads, and is open now to US readers, running until April 8.

Goodreads Octopuppy Giveaway

I hope you can enter. Good luck!


The US edition is released on Mar 31, and can be ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and local booksellers.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Pramface

Here's something green for St. Patrick's Day. A sneaky peek at my new book The Crocodolly - or at least, a couple of development drawings I did for it. One shows a wee Ozzy the croc in a test of his 'dolly' outfit. And one showing a more grown up version, being pushed along by our little girl heroine, Adelaide.



The Crocodolly is published by Scholastic in September.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

O Polvocão

A look at the cover of the Portuguese language edition of The Octopuppy, translated by Janice Florido and published in Brazil by the fine folk at Saber e ler, and here's a link to their site. A big thank you to Samara Krauss.


Saber e ler

Thursday, 5 March 2015

The Crocodolly

Happy World Book Day!


To celebrate, my new book The Crocodolly was given its world premier in an exclusive preview at Washingborough Academy's 'Bedtime Storytime' event this evening, conceived and hosted by the extraordinary and remarkable Miss Q. The response to The Crocodolly from the capacity crowd of about two hundred children and parents was overwhelmingly positive. It seems they loved it. Very encouraging, and quite a relief that it's been so well received by its first audience. 

The Crocodolly will be published by Omnibus Books / Scholastic later this year. 

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Entre Chien et Poulpe

A look at the cover of the French language edition of The Octopuppy, translated by Laura Derajinski and published in hardback by the fine folk at Éditions Père Fouettard, and here's a link to their site. Also a link to La cabane de Suzon, as well as Amazon.fr, where the book is now available!


Éditions Père Fouettard

La cabane de Suzon

Amazon.fr