The Baby Brother From Outer Space!

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Written by: Pamela Butchart
Illustrated by: Thomas Flintham

When Haroon’s mum brings his baby brother into school, Izzy and her friends are ALARMED! The baby is clearly using mind control because the office ladies start squeaking and saying made-up words. He writes strange messages with his blocks and he REALLY LIKES SCHOOL DINNERS! But it’s when he’s caught speaking in an alien language on his ‘phone’ that they know. Haroon’s baby brother is from outer space and he’s trying to BEAM THEM ALL UP!!!

    About the Author

    Pamela Butchart

    As a child, Pamela was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of pets, have a mum and dad who were bonkers, and go to The Best Most Awesome Primary School in the World TM.

    As a student, Pamela’s student jobs included: fishwife, teaching basketball in America, phlebotomist, and Artist Liaison for a (really bad) Abba tribute band. Now, when she’s not writing or going out and about meeting readers, Pamela teaches philosophy to teenagers and spends all day pondering questions such as, ‘Is time travel possible?’ and ‘How do I know I’m not really a robot?’

    Pamela has always loved children’s books, but never thought she could write her own til her fiancé bought her a guide called ‘How to Write for Children’ for her birthday – and now that she’s had 18 books published, she owes him for life. Her top selling stories include The Spy Who Loved School Dinners which won the Blue Peter Best Story Award and My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat which won The Children’s Book Award. She was shortlisted for the first ever Lollies – Laugh Out Loud Awards with Petunia Peri and for Scottish Book Trust’s Children’s Book Award with Never Tickle a Tiger. Pamela lives in Dundee with her husband, Andy and their two cats, Bear & Carlos. Carlos only has one eye and is Pamela’s hero. If she wasn’t working as a writer and a teacher she’d like to run a luxury hotel for stray cats.

    Twitter: @Pamela_Butchart

    About the Illustrator

    Thomas Flintham

    Thomas Flintham was born and grew up in Lincoln. He studied BA Fine Art at De Montfort University in Leicester and then graduated with a distinction in his Masters degree in Illustration at Camberwell College of the Arts, South London.

    He works both digitally, drawing straight into his computer with his Wacom tablet, and in the old-fashioned way on paper with brush and ink and drawing pens. He loves to draw and doodle and most of his work starts off that way. He has a very loose grip on reality, and enjoys disappearing into his own imagination in search of new characters, worlds and ideas to draw. His work is influenced by his interest in all kinds of books, films, comics and Japanese video games.

    His absolute favourite time of year is Christmas – perhaps as chocolate is his most favourite thing to eat. Thomas illustrates all of the Izzy books, and together with author Pamela Butchart, won The Blue Peter Best Story Award for The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and the Children’s Book Award for My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat. He lives in Camberwell.

    Twitter: @ThomasFlintham