Dotty Inventions And Some Real Ones Too by Roger Mcgough
  

Dotty Inventions And Some Real Ones Too

Written by Roger Mcgough
Illustrated by Holly Swain

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May 2012 Book of the Month. Best-selling poet Roger McGough hits some real Eureka! moments in this cheerfully wacky picture book full of fabulously ingenious inventions. Professor Dotty Dabble is a great inventor so is sure she’ll win the National Science Museum’s prize. But Digby, her invaluable robot, has his doubts… Amazing real inventions including the biro and the parachute feature alongside Dotty’s more unusual one in this entertaining celebration of creativity.

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Dotty Inventions And Some Real Ones Too by Roger Mcgough

Eccentric inventor Professor Dorothy Dabble sets off to London with Digby, her pet robot, to enter a competition for the best invention. On the way, they discover lots of amazing stories about the invention of everyday objects.

A hugely enjoyable story using Roger McGough's wacky humour to introduce true stories about the invention of the ballpoint pen, windscreen wiper, parachute, frisbee and velcro.

This mix of fantasy and science is a companion to Until I Met Dudley, also by Roger McGough.

About the Author

Roger Mcgough

Award-winning poet, playwright, broadcaster and children's author Roger McGough was born on 9 November 1937 in Liverpool, England. He was educated at St Mary's College, Crosby, Liverpool, and at Hull University. He taught at St Kevin's Comprehensive School, Kirby, and lectured at Mabel Fletcher College in Liverpool and at the Liverpool College of Art. He was a member of the pop music/poetry group 'The Scaffold' between 1963 and 1973. He made his name as one of the 'Liverpool Poets' with Adrian Henri and Brian Patten, included in The Mersey Sound: Penguin Modern Poets 10 (1967). A Fellow of John Moores University in Liverpool, he won a Cholmondeley Award in 1999 and was awarded an honorary MA from Nene College of Further Education. He was Fellow of Poetry at the University of Loughborough (1973-5), Honorary Professor at Thames Valley University (1993) and is a member of the Executive Council of the Poetry Society. He was awarded an OBE in 1997.

He has twice won the Signal Poetry Award: first in 1984 with Sky in the Pie, then again in 1999 for Bad, Bad Cats. He is also the author of a number of plays, including All the Trimmings, first performed at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, in 1980, and The Mouthtrap, which he wrote with Brian Patten, produced at the Edinburgh Festival in 1982. He wrote the lyrics for an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows first staged in Washington, DC, in 1984, transferring to Broadway in 1995. He has written for and presented programmes on BBC Radio including 'Poetry Please' and 'Home Truths'. His film work includes Kurt, Mungo, BP and Me (1984), for which he won a BAFTA award, and he won the Royal Television Society Award for his science programme The Elements (1993).

His Collected Poems, bringing together over forty years of McGough's poetry, was published in 2003, and his live poetry album, Lively, is now out on CD.

Author photo: Leila Romaya.

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Paperback

Author

Roger Mcgough
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Author's Website

www.rogermcgough.org.uk/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

3rd May 2012

ISBN

9781847803320

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