Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain - Author Picture

Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain - Authors

Adam and Charlotte Guillain.

Adam is a performance storyteller and was the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Writer in Residence. He is published by OUP, Pearson and Scholastic.

Charlotte taught English to air traffic controllers and nurses before deciding a career in publishing would endanger fewer lives. Following a decade working as a commissioning editor, Charlotte is now a prolific author of children's fiction, non-fiction and picture books.

Q&A: Adam and Charlotte

1. How did you get the idea for this book/artwork?

Like many parents with babies, Charlotte and I would make up silly rhymes and songs for all usual baby stuff: changing nappies, going to sleep, eating food etc. One of the first solids our own George loved was spaghetti. One day we were doing the usual nonsense stuff when the words 'spaghetti with the yeti' came out. We were on to it like a shot! When Egmont said they loved it and wanted Lee Wildish to create the illustrations we were so happy we danced a jig!

2. How would you describe the book?

It's very silly, funny and warm.

3. Which is your favourite character/theme in the book?

We love the character, George, partly because he's based on our own red-headed son, but because he so refreshingly innocent and optimistic. He has an idea and in good faith he just goes for it!

4. How long did it take you to write/illustrate this book?

The first draft was written in about fifteen minutes but we've been writing, rewriting and crafting this story for seven years.

5. How did you do the research for it? Where did you look/go?

Other than researching if anyone else had thought of this idea before, we did absolutely no research at all - which was great!

6. What other books have you written/illustrated?

It's a long list. Better check out our website www.tinnedspaghetti.co.uk

Featured Books, with extracts, by Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain

Pizza for Pirates
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain - illustrated by Lee Wildish
April 2015 Book of the Month From the team who created the Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted Spaghetti with the Yeti comes a brand new picturebook, and it's another tasty treat! This time young George has a wonderful plan to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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Doughnuts for a Dragon
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain - illustrated by Lee Wildish
September 2014 Book of the Month Bored with life at home, George decides he'd have be a lot more fun if he could be like the heroes from the olden days. Building a time machine, he travels back in the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/08/2014
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Marshmallows for Martians
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain - illustrated by Lee Wildish
With his homemade rocket and map of the stars, George is sure the Martians will be easy to find. But when he touches down on the red planet, the Martians are nowhere to be seen. George is alone ...or so...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Spaghetti with the Yeti
Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain - illustrated by Lee Wildish
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 - September 2013 Book of the Month George is off on an adventure – to find the yeti and to feed it spaghetti! George travels along a little mountain path and meets...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/08/2013
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