Johnny Meres was a stand-up comedian for 10 years and is now a writer and actor. Once known as Johnny Immaterial, he won the Time Out Award for comedy. His other books for Barrington Stoke are Clone Zone, Love Dad and Fame Thing. He lives in Edinburgh.
"I think the idea is wonderful. It is predominately boys who experience difficulties with reading and they do love facts." Sue Byrne, Parkgate Primary School, Wirral"