What’s this? What’s this? A blog entry that isn’t about ME? Has the world gone INSANE?
Yes. Yes it has. But I’m sure you don’t mind. Most of you were already nuts long before this...
Tom Percival, the wonderful cover artist for Skulduggery, has his own book out for younger readers- "Tobias and the Super Spooky Ghost Book". I could tell you a bit about the story, I could tell you that Tobias is a lonely ghost who sets out to play some scary tricks on the girl who has just moved into his house, but what’s the point of that? Just look at this cover!
Isn’t it awesome? Now, yes, some of you may be thinking that it’s a tad too young for Skulduggery readers (it’s aimed at 3-5 year olds), but I’m fairly certain that fans of Mr Percival are looking at this right now, just itching to get their greedy little hands on it.
Good God, I think I’ve just realised what I’m going to buy for my nieces for their first Christmas.
Yes, fine, they’re still only a few months old, but STILL! This can be the first book on their shelves! Oh I like that. I like that idea. It’s a gloriously fun book, and perfect for preparing them for Skulduggery a little further down the road.
I am seriously going to be the best uncle ever.
For those of you who are interested- and I know there are many- you should pop over to Tom’s site- www.tom-percival.com - and take a wander around. And to celebrate the release of his first book, I’ve asked Tom to draw a piece of Skulduggery “fan art”, in the Tobias style.
Be prepared for an overload of Skulduggery cuteness.