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McBusted arrive in town with a pooping dinosaur

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McBusted’s Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter will be visiting Waterstones Reading Broad Street, as they sign copies of their ‘Dinosaur That Pooped’ books on Thursday December 18 at 6.00 pm. The Pooping Dinosaur will also be making appearances.

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Following the success of ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas‘ and ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet‘, ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past‘ is the latest historical adventure of Danny and his pet Dinosaur, written by McBusted band members Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter and illustrated by Garry Parsons.

Dougie loves reptiles, Tom is fascinated by time-travel, and they have a shared obsession with poop! After writing songs together for eleven years in the band McFly and more recently, McBusted, they write their books in the same way that they write their song lyrics.

Tom recently became a father to Buzz and by sharing stories hopes to pass on his love of reading to him. Tom and Dougie comment: “The most important thing we have found with writing these books is we have to be having fun. Nothing good ever comes from being bored or when you start looking at projects as work.

“The Dino books for us are proof that you really can do anything as long as you have fun with it, you enjoy it and passionately love what you do! The best part of the job is seeing a genuine laugh from a child and their grinning parent.”

Illustrator Garry Parsons studied Fine Art at Brighton College. He has worked with a range of clients and his illustrations appear in publications including Vanity Fair, The Guardian and The Times. He illustrated Billy’s Bucket published by Random House and written by Kes Gray which won the 2004 Children’s Book Award.

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas was the bestselling children’s debut of 2012 and won the Publishing Innovation Award for Best Ebook in the Children’s category at the Digital Book World Conference 2012.

The Dinosaur has his own Twitter account @PoopingDinosaur with over 28,500 followers and a dedicated Facebook page facebook.com/TheDinosaurThatPoopedChristmas

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This event is not ticketed and free of charge with access to the queue on a first come first served basis, so early arrival is encouraged. A large number of customers is expected, this means the queue may extend outside the shop, so please dress appropriately.

Tom & Dougie will only be signing copies of their children’s books, no merchandise or memorabilia will be signed. Each customer will be entitled to have a maximum of two books signed at this event. Sadly due to time restraints there will be no posed photography.


Illustrated by GARRY PARSONS

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