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Jim Smith

Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book comma-putter and page-numberer in the whole wide world amen. He is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Barry Loser series (Farshore) which has been translated into 17 languages and sold over 840,000 copies, as well as the Lollie-winning, wickedly funny spin-off series Future Ratboy (Farshore). Jim is also the genius behind the super weird and super funny Super Weird Mysteries series (Farshore).

In the brand new Barry Loser: Double Trouble!, Barry, Bunky, Nancy and the gang are off on a series of new adventures – in full colour graphic novel format and with ‘how to draw’ sections to help you make your own comic books.

Jim has two new exciting series coming out this year, My Big Fat Smelly Poo Diary (Scholastic) and a new nonfiction book packed with facts and full of fun, How To Be A Genius Kid (Faber)

Jim also designs cards and gifts as Waldo Pancake, and creates branding for Puccino's coffee shops.

  • Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize
  • Winner of the Laugh Out Loud Book Award (Lollies) (6-8 category)
  • I am Not a Loser selected for the Tom Fletcher Book Club
  • Over 800,000 copies sold
  • "Hugely enjoyable surreal chaos." The Guardian

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