My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up (Tom Weekly #1)
A nail-biting - no, make that toe-biting - thrill ride through one boy's life. Have you ever been kissed by a dog? Ever had to eat Vegemite off your sister's big toe? Have you had a job delivering teeth? Has a bloodthirsty magpie ever been out to get you? Ever woken up to discover that everything hovers? And have you eaten 67 hot dogs in ten minutes? I have. I'm Tom Weekly. This book is full of my stories, jokes, cartoon characters, ideas for theme park rides and other stuff I've made up. It's where I pour out whatever's inside my head. It gets a bit weird sometimes but that's how I roll. Illustrated by Gus Gordon
"A sort of Aussie tall-tale version of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". . . . A good choice for kids drawn to the upside down and out-and-out disgusting, and they will also learn a bit about Australian culture along the way." --"Booklist "
Tristan Bancks is a writer and filmmaker. He has a background as an actor and television presenter in Australia and the UK. His short films have won a number of awards and have screened widely in festivals and on TV. Tristan has written a number of books for kids and teens, including the Mac Slater, Coolhunter series, It's Yr Life with Tempany Deckert, and My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up. Tristan's drive is to tell inspiring, fast-moving stories for young people. Gus Gordon is an illustrator and author. He writes books about motorbike riding stunt chickens and dogs that live in trees. Gus lives on the northern beaches of Sydney with his wife and three children, where he has written and illustrated over 60 books for children. He has visited over 300 schools around Australia and loves speaking to kids about illustration, character design and the desire to control a wiggly line.