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Mike Barfield - Author

About the Author

Mike Barfield is a comic writer, cartoonist, poet and performer. He has worked in TV, radio, books, newspapers and magazines - as well as schools, libraries and museums. 

Featured books by Mike Barfield

Other books by Mike Barfield

A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen and Everything In Between

A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen and Everything In Between

Author: Mike Barfield, Jess Bradley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2021

A colourful and comical tour through history from cartoonists Mike Barfield and Jess Bradley. The hilarious minds from A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You have teamed up once again - this time to give a taste of a day in the life of the people, animals and objects who made history. Featuring a day in the life of early humans as they paint mammoths on the walls of a cave, a fierce gladiator battling in the Colosseum and the first woman in space. And not forgetting the animals of history - from an Egyptian cat (worshipped as a god, of course) to an albatross flying over Rapa Nui and a dog in the trenches of the First World War. Readers can also discover the stories behind famous constructions, including the Great Wall of China and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and delve into the secret diaries of a Viking, Isaac Newton's cat and the wooden panel that became the Mona Lisa. With over 90 entries told in the friendly, informative style of Mike Barfield and brought to life by Jess Bradley's brilliantly funny illustrations, this book will have children learning and laughing as they go.

Every Day Amazing Fantastic Facts for Every Day of the Year

Every Day Amazing Fantastic Facts for Every Day of the Year

Author: Mike Barfield Illustrator: Marianna Madriz Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Something amazing really does happen every single day! Literally the book of the year, this incredible compendium gives you fun and fantastic facts for every date on the calendar. Did you know that Buzz Aldrin took the first selfie in space on November 12th 1966? Or that October 21st is International Day of the Nacho? Read the facts daily throughout the year, or look up birthdays to see what amazing events in history happened on that day!

Copycat Science Step into the shoes of the world's greatest scientists

Copycat Science Step into the shoes of the world's greatest scientists

Author: Mike Barfield Illustrator: Mike Barfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Science is entertaining... science is funny... science is downright ridiculous! Explore the wacky world of STEM in this comic book of exciting experiments. Defy gravity with air pressure! Extract DNA from a living thing! Learn the science of SLIME! Create a lightning bolt in the dark! Prove theories about light with Newton's wheel! ...and much more! Discover STEM topics through the lives of over 40 scientists and their amazing discoveries. Read the comic strips then have a go at each STEM experiment yourself. Featuring a diverse range of scientists throughout history this book will inspire you to give science a go! Are you ready?

The Mischief Maker's Handbook

The Mischief Maker's Handbook

Author: Mike Barfield Illustrator: Jan Buchczik Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2020

Learn how to make mischief with this hilarious, fully illustrated handbook. Clear step-by-step activities and annotated diagrams will transform you into the mischief-maker that you've always wanted to be. From turning your body into an orchestra, to making invisible ink and rubber band catapults, it's all covered in this comprehensive guide. The book includes top-secret DIY hacks to make your own practical jokes, exasperating questions to ask adults and top tips on how to get away with (almost) anything! Written by Mike Barfield, the barmy brains behind The Ultimate Insult Generator, The Element in the Room, and many more, who has over 25 years' experience of working in TV, radio, books, newspapers and magazines and also enjoys performing in schools, libraries, bookshops and festivals all over the UK, often dressed as a giant housefly. The Mischief Maker's Handbook is expertly illustrated by Frankfurt-based illustrator Jan Buchczik, whose clients include The New York Times, The Guardian and Vanity Fair. This book is sure to make grown-ups groan, teachers tremble, siblings sigh and family and friends freak out as it's packed-full with instructions and hilarious tips throughout. Its chapters include: Make a Fake, Flying Things and Flinging Things, Sneaky Science, Noisy Toys, Busy Bodies, Mad Magic and Champion Challenges.

The Ultimate Excuse Generator Over 100 million excellent excuses

The Ultimate Excuse Generator Over 100 million excellent excuses

Author: Mike Barfield Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 02/09/2019

This fabulously fun flipbook allows you to generate over 100 million excellent excuses for all occasions. Wacky, zany, and sometimes plain silly, this book will ensure you'll always have the right answer for anything!

Pop Out Art

Pop Out Art

Author: Mike Barfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Take an activity-packed stroll through your own private gallery full of arty projects and models to doodle on, colour in and pop out. From the earliest cave paintings to modern masterpieces, there's hours of fun to be had, as well as fascinating facts, terrific techniques and celebrated geniuses to discover. Become a perspective detective with Hogarth, take a trip into the surreal world of Marcel Duchamp, make your very own models of Frida Kahlo and Pablo Picasso and discover the mysterious sculptures of Easter Island. Pop Out Art contains a dozen press-out projects, 14 paper projects, as well as pages to colour, design and draw on, inspirational activities and fab facts.

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