Mick Elliott is an author, illustrator, children's television producer, scriptwriter and animator. He has overseen award-winning series for kids of all ages. His credits as producer include CAMP ORANGE, PLAY ALONG WITH OLLIE, SLIMEFEST and hundreds of advertising campaigns. His work has won more than twenty international awards, while his animated short films have screened at over sixty festivals worldwide. Mick was a 2019 Australian Reading Hour ambassador. Mick lives in Sydney with his wife, two kids and a garden full of lizards.www.mickelliott.me
I loved SQUIDGE DIBLEY so much, because of how silly and hilarious the characters are. For example, Nathan Kobeissi can't stop eating paint. It was hilarious when Crichton Peel got superglued to his chair. These are great books. - Billy, age 8Synopsis: Squidge Dibley is the new kid at Craglands South Primary ... and the school might not survive him. The start of a hilarious new series about a very strange class, perfect for fans of Weirdo, Funny Kid and Tom Gates.Things are going downhill fast for class 6PU at Craglands South Primary School. They've changed teachers more times than most kids change their socks, and their latest one is so strict they aren't even allowed to sneeze. But just when it seems like the school term has been turned into a prison term, a new kid arrives.A kid unlike any other kid at Craglands South.A kid named Squidge Dibley.He's small, quiet and strangely ... squidgy.And he's about to change everything.SQUIDGE DIBLEY DESTROYS THE SCHOOL is book one in a hilarious new series by Mick Elliott, author of THE TURNERS, and features his unforgettable cartoon-style illustrations on every page.*Padman O'Donnell is in year six at Craglands South Primary School - and is in a class that churns through teachers faster than anyone could ever imagine. One day, the only teacher who has managed to survive the longest it taken away sick, and the class has to be taught by Vice Principal Hoovesly - who has so many rules, he starts to make them up as he goes just to have a reason to punish the class - for breathing, for gasping, for trying to learn. Until the day Squidge Dibley arrives. Unlike any other student, Squidge has a variety of unusual diseases that make him burp, stretch, and explode when exposed to certain elements and noises - something that kids will find very amusing if they enjoy this kind of humour.Each time a teacher tries to make Squidge do something, he produces a note - informing the teacher of what not to do and why, resulting in various incidents where the teacher, in many cases, Vice Principal Hoovesly, is thwarted in what he is trying to do. As the narrator, Padman provides his thoughts and impressions on each student and the teachers, so everything that happens is seen through his eyes. However, Hoovesly is quite an awful person, so even Principal Shouthmouth (called that because nobody in the story can pronounce her real name) is keen to see him get what he deserves. When a teacher forbids sneezing - something you can't control, drastic measures must be taken.