WBD 2022 : The Wizard and Me - by Simon Farnaby
WBD 2022 : Think Like a Boss
Written by: Simon Farnaby
Illustrated by: Claire Powell
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
This is the diary of me, Bubbles the guinea pig, from the time my owner’s life was turned upside down by annoying wizard Merdyn the Wild. It includes fascinating thoughts about things I like:
2. My owner Rose, because she gives me food.
3. Doing poos, to make more room for food.
And things I don’t like:
2. Merdyn the Wild – yes, he did a spell so that I could speak – but he’s a big pain in the place my poos come out of.
3. Dogs. I know I’ve said this already, but I HATE DOGS!
Oh, and it’s got some stuff about time travel and magic and evil sorcerers. Boring!
Read a sample from the book HERE!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:
Simon Farnaby has written and starred in some of the UK’s best-loved family TV such as Horrible Histories, and Ghosts, and films such as Paddington and Paddington 2.
The Wizard in My Shed was his first children’s book. When not writing or acting, Simon is a keen amateur wizard and can often be found in his garden (unsuccessfully) conjuring vegetable spells.
Claire Powell is an illustrator, writer and designer who lives and works in London. She has spent several years as a design director in the world of channel rebranding working for clients such as Nickelodeon, BBC Three, CBBC and BBC One. Claire has a tendency towards humour and bright, bold use of colour and she loves creating strong typographical layouts to help tell a story.