Have You Seen Who's Just Moved in Next Door to Us? by Colin McNaughton


Have You Seen Who's Just Moved in Next Door to Us? by Colin McNaughton

We're a lovely bunch of people on our street - King Kong lives at number fifty, the churchyard is full of ghosts and ghoulies, and there's a houseful of pirates at number ninety-four. But you'll never believe who's just moved in next door to us!


A message about prejudice, presented with humour and originality ... McNaughton's detailed pictures, complete with speech balloons, are delightful. -- Wendy Cope The Daily Telegraph Very clever. Vintage McNaughton. BBC Radio's Treasure Islands Highly entertaining ... A book which can be re-read countless times by a wide age-range. Books for Your Children

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
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

4th July 2013



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