I’m really excited to be able to reveal for you today, not one, not even two but three cover reveals as Usborne relaunch the ‘Dreary Inkling School,’ series written by Matt Brown and illustrated by Paco Sordo. To celebrate the launch of the second book in the series, ‘Mutant Zombies Cursed My School Trip,’ on 7th March, I’m sharing with you all the covers of the first three books in the series, including the re-jacketed version of, ‘Aliens Invaded My Talent Show,’ and the cover for ‘Killer Vending Machines Wrecked My Lunch,’ which will be released in July.
So without further ado here they all are…….
These covers are really eye-catching, I particularly like the neon colours which will stand out in any display, demanding to be read. Filled with hilarity and mayhem I think they capture the essence of the books brilliantly. Illustrated by Paco Sordo with cover design by Will Steele.
Let’s find out more about this fabulously funny series…
Aliens Invaded My Talent Show
Eric Doomsday loves doing magic tricks, even though they always end up going very wrong, so he’s determined to get it right for the Dreary Inkling school talent show. But when the talent-show judges reveal themselves to be hideous aliens who want to destroy the world, the fate of the planet rests on one boy. Can Eric’s magic really save the day?
Mutant Zombies Cursed My School Trip
Ian Ianson has never spent the night away from his parents, so he is super-nervous about the upcoming Year 6 school trip to Leviathan Hall, a mysterious old stately home. Thank goodness his imaginary friend, Remington Furious III, will be accompanying him. But the trip takes a sinister turn when Ian discovers the truth about Gertrude, the creepy owner of Leviathan Hall, and her evil plans for Ian and his class…
Killer Vending Machines Wrecked My Lunch
When Dreary Inkling Primary School’s headmistress buys some new vending machines, she never imagined that a freak electrical storm would turn them into killer robots… Suddenly, the vending machines are on the rampage! Can whizz-girl Drishya Samode step in to save the day – and unite the Tech-Heads and the Cool Girls at the same time?
Matt Brown has worked as a radio producer, DJ and TV presenter, appearing on children’s channel Nickelodeon and hosting shows including The Bigger Breakfast, Love Island Aftersun and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here Now! He has held snakes in jungles, driven huskies in the arctic circle and persuaded a taxi driver in Delhi to let him drive his cab. His first series for children, Compton Valance, was described as “Perfect for all fans of the Wimpy Kid series” (Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids).
Paco Sordo is a spanish freelance illustrator with more of a decade of experience working in comics, animation, advertising and picture books. His clients includes Nickelodeon, Rovio, Cartoon Networks and Halmarks among others. His heart is divided between his two passions: drawing and pizza.
Thank you to Usborne for inviting me to host the cover reveals. ‘Aliens Invaded My Talent Show,’ is available to buy now online and from any good bookshop. You can also pre-order, ‘Mutant Zombies Cursed My School Trip,’ online or ask your friendly local bookselle