Garry Parsons - That Naughty Meerkat
Today sees the release of ‘That Naughty Meerkat’ a brand new laugh-out-loud picture book from Garry Parsons.
Garry teamed up with the wonderfully talented Ian Whybrow to create this fun story, where Uncle Fearless attempts to look after the baby meerkats all by himself. However, taking charge is not as easy as it seems - especially with Trouble about: that naughty meerkat! So, whatever will he do when the meerkats suddenly find themselves in danger?
It has been a busy few months for Garry with lots of exciting news! The year started with ‘Billy’s Bucket’ being read on the CBeebies bedtime hour by Frank Skinner, it was great to see Garry’s illustrations brought to life by the legendary comic.
This was followed by the great news that the Dollywood Foundation Gold Star Committee has selected ‘Stuck In The Mud’ for their 2015 Imagination Library programme in the UK. Garry was honoured and delighted that his title was chosen from hundreds to be given to children from deprived families.
And finally we were delighted to hear that ‘ The Dragonsitter’s Island’ written by Josh Lacey has been nominated for the Surrey Libraries Award. We’re thrilled to see the Dragonsitter series receive another nomination, after being shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize two years ago. Good Luck to Garry and Josh!