Have you ever wondered how a toaster works? Or a fridge-freezer, or a washing-up machine? In this fun-filled book of how things work, Dudley, the techno-wizard dog, provides the answers. Roger McGough’s delightfully ingenious text and Chris Riddell’s striking illustrations take children from the furthest realms of fantasy into the fascinating world of technology to discover the workings of familiar machines, making it an exciting book which will delight again and again.
Two of the most inventive talents in children’s literature, poet Roger McGough and illustrator Chris Riddell use their unique skills for entertaining and inspiring young readers to introduce them to the secrets of the technology around them.
“Roger McGough’s witty text offers many weird and wonderful explanations … Chris Riddell’s artwork makes the whole an imaginative feast” - Bookseller
Runner-up for the English Association 4-11 Award for the Best Children’s Picture Book.
Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Roger McGough is a highly-acclaimed and much-loved poet and writer, and has been awarded an OBE for his contribution to poetry. His many titles include Bad Bad Cats, winner of the 1998 Signal Poetry Award and The Ring of Words, which was shortlisted for the BBC Blue Peter Book Award 2001. To visit Roger McGough’s website clickhere
Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate, has won a number of major prizes, including the 2001 and 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children’s Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the Goth Girl books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, Muddle Earth and the Scavenger series.