Mouse doesn't much like the heat or the sun for that matter (must be something to do with her Vampiric tendencies) so I took it upon myself to head out handkerchief hat on head to the seaside for a bit of promenading...
You never guess who I bumped into on the pier bucket and spade in hand...only nicer than a tickle on the tummy Mr Guy Parker-Rees!
I hastily finished off my fab lolly and as I was about to discard my stick I noticed the distinct lack of joke...what ever has happened to those cracking lolly stick jokes? I thought Guy might have one up his sleeve...Can you tell us your best rib tickling joke Guy?
A Frenchman goes into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder, The barman says “Wow, that’s really lovely where did you get him from?”
I once illustrated a play for Julia Donaldson and would love to work with her again one day, I love rhyming stories. Well, I do like writing stories- but the stories the publishers offer me are usually much better. I go to a Children’s Book writing group in Lewes with other illustrators and authors to try out ideas.
What are you working on at the moment and is it keeping you out of mischief?
I’m hatching an exciting project for a big busy world at the moment- a sort of Where’s Wally meets Richard Scarry on the way to The magic Roundabout.
Tell us three things we never knew about you?
*I used to sing in a Punk band called ‘Staines’ (not ‘The Staines”)- the manager of the Clash came to see us – he said we weren’t very good and he was quite right.
Seeing as we are at the seaside and it's at least 10 minutes since I finished my Ice Lolly What do you fancy from the chippy? (and have you ever eaten a pickled egg?)
I love eggs in any guise- egg and chips must be one of my fave nosh-ups.
Yes I have had pickled eggs- I feel the vinegar detracts from the true beauty of the essence of egginess.
NB: you can add Egg Fanatic to the "three things we never knew about Guy" bit too as a bonus FACT!
Marmite, yum, especially on soldiers with boiled egg or hiding under a fried egg on a warm slice of buttery toast.
Do you have any secret hidden talents?
I am very good at spotting mushrooms from 100 yards away
|It has to be said...he sure is a "fun-Guy"...snigger|
- every Autumn for the last twenty years or more I’ve been out looking for wild edible mushrooms in the woods-you get a sort of sixth sense for where they will be hiding. It’s all the thrill of hunting- only for vegetarians and softies like me.
Apart from any book that’s about to come out by anyone I know (that should cover it),I like to browse the great collection of picture books at the Book Nook in Hove.
Vanessa, one of the owners, recently showed me a copy of ‘Who’s Hiding’ which I thought was a brilliant, simple concept.
Well what a nice day to spend beside the sea...and what a bonus to bump into My new lovely chum Guy...must invite him to Book Sniffer Towers one of these days for some scotch eggs...