A hilarious story of one boy's meteoric rise to power!
Before becoming a writer and illustrator Tom spent nine years working as political cartoonist for The Western Morning News thinking up silly jokes about even sillier politicians. Then, in 2004 Tom took the plunge into illustrating and writing his own books. Since then he has written and illustrated picture books as well as working on animated TV shows for Disney and Cartoon Network. The Accidental Prime Minister is his debut children's novel. Tom lives in Devon and his hobbies include drinking tea, looking out of the window, and biscuits. His hates include spiders and running out of tea and biscuits.
`'With this on the shelf, you'll have children voting to read!' ' The Reading Zone `'dramatises a common fantasy for many of us - what we might do if we were Prime Minister' ' Lorna Bradbury, 'Best Books for Children this Easter', Telegraph `'a totally hilarious story, brilliantly written and amusingly illustrated - with clear undercurrents of reality'' Parents in Touch `'a wonderful middle-grade book that's topical and ripe for discussion'' Wondrous Reads blog `'manages to introduce the idea of politics for a 7+ audience with some serious points, but mainly laugh-out-loud humour'' MinervaReads blog `'thoughtful, ambitions yarn published just in time for the general election'' Alex O'Connell, The Times `'The funniest book I've ever read'' The Guardian `'A well-crafted attack on adults who take themselves too seriously'' Books for Keeps `Fans of David Walliams will love this book' The Teacher `'this is an entertaining read for those who enjoy slapstick humour.' ' Kathryn Tyson, The School Librarian `'A brilliant read for kids who dream big.'' Yattar Yattar Magazine `'a fast read which was funny and full of humour'' Tamar Hollman, Teen Titles `'a really fun book and a very enjoyable read'' Patricia Thompson, Carousel (The Guide to Children's Books)