Colin Thompson was born in the UK and brought up in the London suburb of Ealing. Part of the sixties art scene, he knew John Lennon and the other Beatles. He came to Australia at the behest of a school full of children who saved up to bring their hero to meet them. Known for his iconic picture books, middle grade series such as THE FLOODS and THE DRAGONS, short story collections, jigsaw puzzles, needlepoint kits, Gelaskins for phones, tablets and laptops, Colin lives in Bellingen northern NSW with his wife, dogs and chickens.
The narrative leaves the reader feeling a little off-kilter, reminiscent perhaps of the experience of early onset dementia or Alzheimer's disease. While younger children may miss the themes and import of this book. it is a visual feast that leaves a lasting impression. * CBCA: Reading Time *