Brian Hobble isn't much of a writer - he's more of a soccer player. And most of the time he's not much of a soccer player either. But then one day he borrows a pink Easyflow pen from Nathan Lumsdyke, and he can't stop writing! Unfortunately for Brian, the pen only allows him to write sickeningly flowery prose, even on his science test. Brian can't wait to give the pen back - until he realises that Cassandra Wyman finds him a lot more interesting with his new-found writing talent.
Weird Stuff is the first in a series by Richard Tulloch revolving around the kids of Garunga Central and the slightly odd things that happen to them.
'I couldn't write for nuts, until I borrowed Nathan Lumsdyke's pink Easiflow pen. Suddenly I wrote super long stories. They were totally weird, embarrassing stories, with kissing and stuff. And what was worse, everybody thought I'd made them up myself!!!' Brian Hobble, Author (also soccer superstar and red-hot babe magnet)
'Brian Hobble is the most talented young writer I've met in my years as a children's author and writing teacher. Keep up the good work, Brian!' Lancelot Cummins (bestselling author of A T-Rex Ate My Homework, Brown Gunk from Mars and My Mum's a Zombie Killer)
'Brian Hobble's Weird Stuff is a reel fantastick book and you oughta reed it.' Vince Peretti (Brian Hobble's best friend)
Richard Tulloch grew up in Melbourne, Australia, where he studied law and education and worked as a taxi driver, radio announcer and theatre director. He is a full-time writer of books, plays, screenplays, and television shows for children, including over 150 episodes of Bananas in Pajamas, which have reached an audience of hundreds of millions around the world. He has two children and lives in part of the year in Sydney and part of the year in the Netherlands with his wife, Agnes.
Shane Nagle worked as a graphic designer before becoming a freelance illustrator in 1992. Since then his illustrations have appeared in magazines such as Time, New Scientist, and Rolling Stone and in over thirty children's booksfour of which he wrote. Shane lives with his daughter in Byron Bay, Australia, where he enjoys a second career as a performing artist.