Last month I was part of a very silly hour of fun and facts at the Bath Children's Literature Festival with the joyous editor-supreme (and author of The Dragon in the Library) Louie Stowell and author triumphant Ned Hartley.
We were showcasing some of the weirdest/best facts from Ladybird’s new Big Book of Dead Things which I was (one of the) scientific consultant(s) on. Or, rather, the assistant to two of the Museum of Dead Things’ curators…
This book was an utter joy to work on, and the event – complete with falsifying fact quiz, Egyptian mummy wrapping, and dinosaur debunking – was the most fun I’ve had in Bath. And I’ve been to the baths!
I apologise for the frankly terrible drawings of dinosaurs I scribbled in the front of so many books whose owners were instead looking for them to be signed…
VERY IMPORTANT POST SCRIPT!
I found out today that The Big Book of Dead Things has been longlisted for this year’s Blue Peter Book Awards! Congratulations and good luck, guys!