Scribble City Central's fourth #FantabFri A-Z comes to us from Tony Bradman, author of the bestselling Dilly the Dinosaur series. I first met Tony in the early 1980s, when he was working on his very first book, A Kiss on the Nose. Since then, he's been a judge for the Smarties and Teenage Booktrust prizes and has reviewed a myriad children's books (as well as written a myriad more). This year he has several titles coming out, two of which (the very topical Sam and Ruby’s Olympic Adventure and Titanic: Death on the Water) were written with his son Tom. He's also edited Under the Weather, an anthology of stories about climate change which has just come out in paperback.
However, the thing I am really excited about is that Tony's first-ever novel is coming from Walker. Viking Boy (which I haven't yet managed to get my hands on) will appear in September, and from the description it sounds like a feast of non-stop adventure, (and I can't wait to meet the mythical flying wolves). This will definitely be one to look out for.
B for Big Bad Wolf for SCC - the BBW is such an archetypal fairytale figure, and lurks in all our subconsciousnesses, even if we don't always realise it. Over to you, Tony - scare us all silly!