'I liked playing trains with my dad when I was seven or eight. But I'm eleven now. Where's the excitement ...Where's my life?' Tim's family is the most boring family in the world and he's fed up. He wants fun! Thrills! Adventure! And school's just as boring too. But one day a phantom message about Tim appears and everything changes. Who is the day-glo scribbler - and what's so special about chickens anyway?
Jeremy Strong used to be a primary-school headteacher before he became a full-time writer. He won the Children's Book Award with The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog and is immensely popular with children. He lives in Somerset, near Bath.