Who's That Banging on the Ceiling? by Colin McNaughton

Who's That Banging on the Ceiling?

Written by Colin McNaughton
Illustrated by


Who's That Banging on the Ceiling? by Colin McNaughton

A hilarious Colin McNaughton picture book with a huge surprise at the end, perfect for reading aloud again and again. Welcome to the noisiest block of flats imaginable! What's that banging, splashing, crashing on the ceiling? It sounds like elephants on pogo sticks ... or a sea battle ... an alien invasion. But that would be silly. Wouldn't it? Colin McNaughton asks children to imagine what on earth is going on on different floors of a tower block. Move up the floors as you turn the pages - and get ready for a big surprise when you reach the top!


An ace picture book. -- Wendy Cope * The Daily Telegraph * Inventive, wackily illustrated, full of subversively funny words, it builds to a satisfyingly outrageous climax. * The Independent on Sunday *

About the Author

Colin McNaughton

Colin McNaughton - as a child

Colin was born in Wallsend-upon-Tyne in Northumberland in 1951. As a child, Colin had little indication that he would one day become an author-illustrator. There were no books at all in his parents’ home, he recalls, but there were always comics. These were his formative literature and their slapstick humour has been a lasting influence. “I’ve been talking about the comic format for years,” he says. “It’s the modern way of telling stories for today’s children; it’s about movement, the step between film and the book.”

As an adult

Colin trained as a graphic designer at the Central School of Art and Design and subsequently took an MA in Illustration at the Royal College of Art. He now lives in London with his wife, Francoise, and has two sons, Ben and Tim.

As an artist

Since the publication of his first title in 1976, Colin has produced over 70 books, many of which he has both written and illustrated. As well as storybooks Colin is renowned as a humorous poet and is now recognized as one of Britain’s leading illustrators and authors. The greatest influences on his work are the comics, comic annuals and Saturday morning cinema serials of his childhood.

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Book Info


32 pages


Colin McNaughton
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th July 2013



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