The author of the Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog and My Brother’s Favourite Bottom series takes on the Guardian children’s books quickfire interviewWhy should we read your current book?Because it’s funny and will put a smile on your face. You will also be contributing approximately 60 pence to my mortgage payments. Thank you. Who was your childhood hero?Roy Rogers, a TV cowboy. I loved the way he narrowed his eyes. I spent half my childhood doing the same but I just looked silly and kept bumping into things. What was your favourite book when you were younger?Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories and later Gerald Durrell’s My Family And Other Animals. I still love both these books now. Did you read a lot as a child and do you still read children’s books now?My big brother and I went to the library at least once a week and our house was full of books so, lots of reading. I don’t read all that many children’s books but I do still read every day. What was the last book you had recommended to you and what book would you recommend to us?Recommended to me – The Hundred Year Old Man Who Stepped Out Of The Window etc etc. I …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books