This month we’re sharing books about writers and writing for #littlelitbookseries.
“Yes, it all began so well,
There was I down in my writing shed:
early morning, cup of coffee,
blank page, teeming brain.”
An author starts off writing the best book ever about a “desperate, crafty, sneaking crocodile” and is on a roll. He’s pounding out verses at a pretty good clip until flying cats, spilling cups of coffee and a forgotten-about family vacation to the seaside happen. And then, horror of horrors — paper-eating snails. But that’s not all that can go wrong before this poor chap’s book can make it to print — oh no, that is not all. It’s shaping up to be the worst book ever.
A highly amusing story about the writing process. If you’re a fan of Allan Ahlberg’s work, seek this one out. He delivers hilarity, high jinks (many of them involving four-year-olds) and some really funny laugh-out-loud moments in MY WORST BOOK EVER. Illustrated by Bruce Ingman and published by Thames & Hudson, it’ll be out on April 17.