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David O'Connell - Author

About the Author

David O'Connell is a writer and illustrator living in London, UK. His favourite things to draw are monsters, naughty children (another type of monster), batty old ladies and evil cats! He loves comics too, and has had work published in anthologies such as Birdsong, Solipsistic Pop, Paper Science and Accent UK.

David is also the editor of ink+PAPER, a biannual anthology combining comics and the graphic arts.

Featured books by David O'Connell

Night of the Living Bread

Night of the Living Bread

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Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

This is the second book in this laugh-out-loud series from talented author and illustrator, David O'Connell. It dishes up a perfect treat for boys everywhere. With cartoon strips, revolting recipes and a Special's Board that'll make your tummy churn, take a seat at Fuzzby's and join the fun. Our readers loved the first Monster and Chips book - 'I thought this book was AWESOME, disgusting and horrible all at the same time!'    'I love the characters. The characters were so funny.' 'It made me laugh out loud again and again. If you like funny stories you'll love this!' click here to read more of their reviews!

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Other books by David O'Connell

The Dentist of Darkness

The Dentist of Darkness

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Archie McBudge's lazy summer has just turned into a magical meltdown! The second adventure in this madcap magical mystery series is perfect for fans of How to Train Your Dragon, amateur detectives and anyone who loves SWEETS! Archie McBudge was planning a sweet summer at Honeystone Hall. Picnics by the loch, watching the honeydragons flying around the hillsides, chasing ghosts through the shadowy castle hallways, and of course, testing out all the new sweets from the McBudge Confectionery Factory. But now the Wyrdie Tree, source of all the magic in the town of Dundoodle, is dying, and the guardian must save it before Dundoodle's magic is gone for good. And who's the guardian, you ask? That's right, Archie McBudge. With enemies on every side, puzzles to solve and secrets to uncover - not to mention a very scary dentist to avoid - Archie's summer's looking less like a strawberry marshmallow dream and more like a super-sour sherbet lemon with exploding bits that make your mouth go numb for a week! The follow-up to David O'Connell's The Chocolate Factory Ghost, this is a must read for anyone who loves ghosts, monsters, toffee, marshmallows, and wants to explore more of the weird and wonderful town of Dundoodle.

The Chocolate Factory Ghost

The Chocolate Factory Ghost

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Archie McBudge knows his lucky underpants must really work, because when he and his mum are summoned to Honeystone Hall in the remote Scottish village of Dundoodle, they find Archie has inherited not only the enormous hall, but the whole of the world-famous McBudge Confectionery Company from Great-Uncle Archibald. That's a new home, a fortune and a lifetime's supply of treats rolled into one! But all is not well in Dundoodle, and when Archie reads the mysterious letter his great-uncle left him, he finds himself on a quest to save his family's company from ruin. With the help of his new friends Fliss and Billy, Archie has to try to figure out the puzzles of Honeystone before his sweet future melts away like an ice lolly in the sun! Fans of How to Train Your Dragon and Tilly and the Time Machine will be hungry for this delicious mystery full of weird clues, strange creatures, malevolent relatives and lots and lots of SWEETS!

When I'm a Mommy Like You!

When I'm a Mommy Like You!

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2017

Being a mommy must be so much fun... musn't it? Sweet and hilarious family fun from a fabulous author/illustrator pairing. It must be AMAZING to be a mommy! Every child wants to be just like their mommy and do all the exciting things that grown-ups do. But is being a mommy really that much fun? Or can being small be just as special? Maybe they can both be wonderful, if you do them together... A joyous and heartwarming story of family love and playing together, in this second title from a talented new author/illustrator pairing.

When I'm a Mummy Like You!

When I'm a Mummy Like You!

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Being a mummy must be so much fun... musn't it? Sweet and hilarious family fun from a fabulous author/illustrator pairing. It must be AMAZING to be a mummy! Every child wants to be just like their mummy and do all the exciting things that grown-ups do. But is being a mummy really that much fun? Or can being small be just as special? Maybe they can both be wonderful, if you do them together... A joyous and heartwarming story of family love and playing together, in this second title from a talented new author/illustrator pairing.

When I'm a Monster Like You, Dad

When I'm a Monster Like You, Dad

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Monstrous fun with Dad from an exciting new author and illustrator team! Every little monster wants to be just like daddy - big and strong and oh so scary! But while being a grown-up is fun, being small can be just as exciting, as little monster is about to find out... A joyous and heartwarming story of family love and playing together, from an exciting new pair of talents. The perfect gift for Father's Day, birthdays or anywhere in between, from all your little monsters!

When I'm a Monster Like You, Dad

When I'm a Monster Like You, Dad

Author: David O'Connell Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2016

Monstrous fun with Dad from an exciting new author and illustrator team! Every little monster wants to be just like daddy - big and strong and oh so scary! But while being a grown-up is fun, being small can be just as exciting, as little monster is about to find out... A joyous and heartwarming story of family love and playing together, from an exciting new pair of talents. The perfect gift for Father's Day, birthdays or anywhere in between, from all your little monsters!

Food Fright

Food Fright

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Meet the amazing monster customers and try the disgusting food at Fuzzby's diner - the third book in this hilarious series from author and illustrator, David O'Connell. Roll up, roll up... it's CHIPS for everyone at the Monster Fair! Joe works in a monster diner flipping squashed-frog burgers and serving the best soggy boggy sausage to the monster customers. Now he and his monster friends are off to cook at the monster fair. But has Joe got the stomach for the Big Squeal, and the Splodgem Dodgems? Monsters meets revolting recipes - all the right ingredients for a giggle-packed adventure.

Night of the Living Bread

Night of the Living Bread

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Do you dare to enter Fuzzby's Monster Diner? Taste the foul food served up at Fuzzby's and meet the amazing monster customers! The second book in this laugh-out-loud series from talented author and illustrator, David O'Connell. Somewhere hidden in the city is a very special diner. What's so special about it? Well it does the best chips anywhere and the customers are monsters! Joe the `hooman' is getting the hang of flipping squashed-frog burgers at the monster diner. He's even made some monster friends. But things heat up in Fuzzby's kitchen when Joe and Fuzzby are asked to cater the Night Mayor's feast at the mysterious Tower of Doom. Rumour is that if the Night Mayor doesn't like the food, the monster chefs are thrown into the dungeon . . . forever! Joe and Fuzzby prepare slugs-on-sticks, dangerous pie (warning: do not turn your back on it) and twitching toad sausages to impress the Night Mayor. And if that doesn't work there's always the Ultimate Pizza of Darkness. . . Will the brave pair return to the monster diner? Or have they served their last bowl of bumbean stew? With cartoon strips, revolting recipes and a Special's Board that'll make your tummy churn, take a seat at Fuzzby's and join the fun.

Monster and Chips

Monster and Chips

Author: David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2013

Meet the amazing monster customers and sample the foul-food served up daily at Fuzzby's diner - the brilliant setting for this innovative series from debut author and illustrator, David O'Connell. Somewhere in suburbia, or maybe smack-bang in the middle of your city, there is a very special diner. What's so special about it? Well it does the best chips ANYWHERE but also its customers are a little bit `unusual'... some people say they are monsters... The diner is hard to find, you have to look carefully, in fact some people say only a special kind of kid can find this special kind of diner. But maybe that kid could be you? When Joe the `hooman' gets a job at Fuzzby's diner, he learns to bake zombie-cupcakes, exploding milkshakes and not to stare at the customers - even the ones who are see-through. He also foils a terrible plan to sabotage the annual Grand Cooking Competition. With a Special's Board that'll make your tummy churn, take a seat at Fuzzby's and join the fun. Also available as a full-colour ebook, with multi-coloured monsters on every page!

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