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They Didn't Teach THIS in Worm School!
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Award-winning comic artist Simone Lia began painting and drawing in her dad's tool shed at the age of 13 before going on to study at the University of Brighton and then the Royal College of Art. She has written comic strips for children and adults for numerous publications including The Observer with "Things That I've Learnt", "The Chip and Bean Quiz" in The Independent on Sunday and "Sausage and Carrots" in The DFC. She has also published graphic novels Fluffy and Please God, Find Me a Husband. Her work has been exhibited across Europe, including the Tate Britain. Simone lives and works in London.

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Lia's understated visual humour goes hand in hand with joyfully surreal verbal adventures [...] It is unexpectedly moving too, with an understated emphasis on self-worth and contentment. * The Guardian *
A tale of high adventure, wily tricks and unlikely friendship, Simone Lia has created a comedy classic that will have readers wriggling with laughter * worldbookday.com *
Little ones will be wriggling with laughter when they dig into this quirky, comical story about a worm on a rollercoaster journey of survival. [...] Packed with brilliantly offbeat illustrations, comic artists Lia's tale of soaring adventure, wily tricks and unlikely friendship is just made for adventure-loving kids. * Lancashire Evening Post *
It's as hilarious as a chicken in a cat suit * The Phoenix *
A deliriously illustrated, all-ages read from the creator of FLUFFY and PLEASE GOD, FIND ME A HUSBAND, I gobbled up this deceptively clever 180-page adventure in a single, giggle-filled sitting. * page45.com *
Oh. My. Days. This book is one of the funniest middle grade worm books I've ever read. It's combination of bubbly humour and hilarious illustrations are sure to encourage the reluctant readers into action. * roboepicguy.com *
[...]this is a laugh out-loud read, full of wonderfully funny illustrations ... and a must read for anyone from around seven especially those with a sense of adventure. * Red Reading Hub *
If you are 8+ and like funny stories, you'll love this book! * bisland.co.uk *
[...] 'They Didn't Teach this at Worm School' of course it's a winner for me [...] * theartroomplant.blogspot *
It's a recipe for all-ages hijinks in a beautifully produced, copiously illustrated hardcover gem. * jealousprints.com *
Marcus and Laurence are hugely loveable characters and this beautifully illustrated book will carry you swiftly to its sweet conclusion. * Booktrust *
Great for a first reader sprinkled with funny illustrations and lots of laughs. * South Wales Evening Post *
[...] a unique reading experience that leaves genre boxes behind [...] In this book, Lia hasn't just written a story, she's created an experience. Telling jokes that can be appreciated by adults and discovered by children, presenting characters that have the moral ambiguity that invites readers to make choices and engage with the text, and layering narrative possibilities for reader interpretation, makes Worm School an intelligent piece that dances by any true attempt at classification. * Ink-mag.co.uk *
Quirky and fun with comic style illustrations, this little book will have you tweeting with laughter. * WRD About Books *
This is a gentle, touching story with many laugh out loud moments and plenty of expressive pictures which help the reader understand more about their situation than the characters do. Great for newly developing readers and fun to share. * Primary Times Magazine *
[...] funny, intriguing book [...] It's a really good story and I would recommend it to my friends. * National Geographic Kids *
The best jokes come unexpectedly * The Observer *
"If you're a fan of `odd couple on a road trip' movies, then you have hit the jackpot with Simone Lia's new offering. [...] warm and funny story [...] The story generates genuine laugh-out-loud moments and, alongside the highly appealing illustrations, would make a brilliant read-aloud story for children." * The School Librarian *

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