I am super excited to be a part of the UKMG Extravaganza Blog Tour and if you haven’t guessed already I have been paired up with the brilliant and hilarious John Dougherty!
The UKMG Extravaganza is taking place in Nottingham on the 17th October 2015 and is featuring all of these amazing authors!
You can keep up to date on the blog tour here
When I was paired with John I knew I was going to have a lot of fun!
His books are funny, brilliant and illustrated by the awesome David Tazzyman who’s illustrations also include Mr Gum!
What more could I possibly ask for?!
Well okay…how about finding out which character from Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face you are most like!
Oh go on then!
About The Series
Hey you! No, not you – the person behind you. No, not him either. Left a bit, left a bit more . . . You! Oh for goodness sake . . . never mind . . .
Dear Everyone (including you!)!
Welcome to the world of Great Kerfuffle!
It’s really great. And there’s usually a kerfuffle (the clue’s in the name really).
Come and join our intrepid heroes Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face as they set off on a highly dangerous and nail-biting adventure (or it may just be very silly and mildly perilous!). Oh, and there might be a few dodgy badgers hanging about too . . .
Meet the funniest collection of characters ever known to mankind in this stupendously hilarious book that will make you laugh your socks off, and quite possibly your ears too.
Oi! You at the back! Yes, you! Stop mucking about and get a move on. Some of us are waiting to get
going on this quest you know! These magic porcupines are pretty hard to find, so pay attention and
stick with our fearless heroes, Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face.
It could take many years for us to finish our gigantic quest, or it could take just under 200 pages, but I’m pretty sure we’ll be back in time for tea, ’cause we’ll be starving by then . . .
With a host of unforgettable characters such as . . . ummm . . . old what’s her face and . . . errrr . . . young fellow-me-lad, this is nail-biting and thumb-sucking adventure that will leave you laughing and cheering and quite possibly really fancying a banana!
Psst! Psst! Psssssst!!! OI, YOU!!
Do you want to know a secret? Well? Do you? It’s a good one . . . honest. You’ll never believe it. It’s so unbelievably unbelievable and soooooo secret. You have to promise not to tell ANYONE. Well? Do you? Cross your heart and hope to die (or at least pass out for a few minutes). OK . . . here goes. You know those badgers? You’ll never guess what they’ve been up to this time . . .
With more twists and turns than a pizza delivery guy on an oil slick, this amazing adventure will leave you hungry for more (pizza) . . .
Ssh! Keep the noise down! Shut Uuuuuppp!!! Thanks . . .
There are strange things happening on the island of Great Kerfuffle. Listen carefully . . . can you hear that humming noise? It’s getting louder . . . and louder . . . it’s coming this way! I think we’d better LEG IT!!
Oh, hang about, here come our heroes, Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face to save us. They’re sure to know what’s beehind all this strange beehaviour. Let’s hope they don’t buzz off beefore the end of the story!
About The Illustrator
David Tazzyman lives in South London with his partner Melanie and their 3 sons, Stanley, Atticus and Albert …. He grew up in Leicester, studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitian University and then travelled around Asia for three years before moving to London in 1997.
He likes football, cricket, biscuits, music and drawing. He dislikes celery and changing nappies.
Would you like to see what David gets up to when he’s not drawing baddies with big ginger beards, goblins and the like?
Then visit his website at www.davidtazzyman.com
(Credit to http://www.mrgum.co.uk/illustrator/)
Which character are you most like?
Take the quiz to find out and share your results with us on twitter or leave a comment.
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About John Dougherty
John Dougherty was born in Larne, Northern Ireland. He studied psychology at university and then tried his hand at a number of jobs including YMCA hostel worker, factory machine operator, and unsuccessful singer-songwriter, before becoming a primary school teacher (elementary school teacher if you’re in the United States, which he wasn’t).
Whilst John was teaching, his interest in children’s literature was reawakened and he soon began writing stories and pestering publishers with them. After the publication of Zeus on the Loose (2004) he left teaching and took up writing full-time, only with more tea breaks.
His books have been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards – and one was chosen by The Times as one of the Best Children’s Books of the Year 2011 – but, more importantly, they make children giggle.
You can find more about John and his books on his website here
(he’s also a poet and a songwriter!)
Or why not follow John on twitter using @JohnDougherty8
You can also find out more about John’s books here which include…
You can follow the rest of the blog tour below or why not check out my UKMG Extravaganza Blog Tour post here detailing all posts on the tour and authors attending the event!
You can find out more about the UKMG Extravaganza in Nottingham on the website here
Or follow them on twitter using @UKYAX
Or find out what we got up to at the Birmingham UKYA Extravaganza here
You can find out more about the Birmingham UKYA Extravaganza authors and the blog tour that took place here
Or why not catch up on the Nottingham UKMG Extravaganza Blog Tour posts and authors here
A huge thank you to John for being fab and making me laugh a lot!
Also a huge thank you to Kerry Drewery and Emma Pass for organising the UKMG Extravaganza and having me on the blog tour!
See you there!