WRITER, POET, PERFORMER AND AWARD-WINNING 'PRIVATE EYE' CARTOONIST Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2019. Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019 for Best Book with Facts. Shortlisted (twice) for the DeBary Book Awards. Shortlisted (twice) for the ASE Book of the Year. Cartoon Art Trust Strip Cartoonist of the Year 2013. DBS Checked.



My Destroy This Book series is published by Buster Books and includes three titles, Destroy This Book in the Name of Science!: Einstein Edition, Destroy This Book in the Name of Science!: Edison Edition; and Destroy This Book in the Name of Maths!: Galileo edition.

The idea of all three books is to involve the reader in conducting their own safe, fun experiments and maths exercises at home by cutting, colouring and destroying the pages of the books to make working models and mini-apparatus.

Nothing much more than scissors, glue, pens, pencils and sticky tape are required.

I have been so lucky to have these three books turn up in foreign editions all over the world, in countries including Italy, France, Korea and China!

Here are just a few of the other editions:



My Chinese publishers have made some lovely little videos to promote their editions of the books. These you can view here, here, here and here. They are beautifully done.

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I also perform a funny, family-friendly hour-long show based on these titles, which includes the whole audience making things from paper, as well as mathematical mind-reading, big paper bangers and (drum roll) even some scary (but entirely safe) power tools!

I have performed this show at schools, literary festivals, libraries, the CBBC Summer Social at Croxteth Hall, and other venues all over the country. Please click on GET IN TOUCH! in the banner below if you would like me to talk about booking me.