David Mackintosh lives in the city, with one cactus and no tumbleweeds. He has long wanted to write a book with a western theme, and enjoys watching old films about singing cowboys, especially when a station wagon appears amongst the horses. At last count, he has one green checked shirt, three pairs of jeans, and a hundred cowboy films. He never makes the bed (cowboys don't), but loves mowing yards, reading comics and drinking sarsaparilla.
PRAISE FOR THE FRANK SHOW:
"The story delivers a positive message with subversive wit and charm" - The Irish Times
"A quirky book that bridges the age gap" - Junior Magazine
"Mackintosh's anarchic illustrations are hilarious but there's a serious point about how much the older generation has to offer children, including loads of fun." - The Herald
Praise for MARSHALL ARMSTRONG IS NEW TO OUR SCHOOL:
"Utterly unpredictable from one page to the next, this is a seriously funny book." The Independent On Sunday
"I think this book is fantastic because I can read it myself and I love the pictures and the way it looks. The story is really, really good and fantastic because it's strange and weird." Child's review on the Guardian's children's book site.