Andy Stanton studied English at Oxford University but they kicked him out. He has since worked as a stand-up comedian, a film script reader, a cartoonist and an NHS lackey. His Mr Gum Books for Egmont have won widespread acclaim and numerous awards including the Blue Peter Award and the Red House Award. His other title for Barrington Stoke is Sterling and the Canary. He lives in North London.
"This imaginative frolic crosses the age- old barrier of comeuppance and friendship," Irish Examiner