Bob's Film Fiasco Bob and Barry's Lunar Adventures by Simon Bartram


Bob's Film Fiasco Bob and Barry's Lunar Adventures by Simon Bartram

When Bob becomes an overnight Moon-Tube sensation, Hollywood comes calling. They want to make a movie about him and turn the moon into a Moon Land amusement park. But things quickly get out of hand; the actor playing Bob looks nothing like him, Bob can't even get a job as Bob in the Moon Land astro-park, and his beloved moon is besieged by space rubbish and fast food junk. Can Bob unravel this fiasco and get things sorted in time for a cuppa? Only with a little help from his friends (and aliens) and some trademark Bob ingenuity...


Bob and Barry are off on another adventure in Bob's Film Fiasco (Templar, GBP4.99) by Simon Bartram. A film is being made about Bob's life, starring the super-famous Frankie Las Vegas. Bob is ecstatic but things don't go exactly as he'd imagined. Can Frankie Las Vegas ever be Bob? Can the Moon survive its stardom? Can Bob save the day? Read on for another hilarious adventure with our lunar duo. -- Jane Sandell The Scotsman

About the Author

Simon Bartram

Simon was our Guest Editor in September 2010. Click here to see all his selections.

Simon Bartram is one of the most talented picture book illustrators and authors working today. He realised very early on that he wanted to be an illustrator as he always loved drawing and was an avid consumer of comics. His  first illustration was for Roy of the Rovers when he was eleven. He graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic with a  first class degree in illustration in 1990, and his art style is heavily in uenced by artists such as Peter Blake, Stanley Spencer and Reg Cartwright. Simon has been shortlisted for several major illustration awards including The Mother Goose in 1999 and the Kate Greenaway Award twice.

This is what the Art Director at Templar, his publisher, has said about him:

'Simon is wonderfully bonkers, and as British as a mini pork pie. he is a unique voice in children's publishing and his books have a refreshingly 'real' heart and natural character. He's one of the best British illustrators in the universe!'

Simon is a mad keen football fan and supporter of Sunderland. He lives in
Newcastle with his wife Nicola and their son. Simon’s other books for Templar include: Pumpkin Moon, A Winter’s Tale, Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary, The Alien Spotters Guide and Watch Out for Sprouts.

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124 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

1st April 2013



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