- Author: David Melling
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
- Published: 17 May 2007
- ISBN: 9780340944035
Have you ever wanted to be just like your dad? Well here is a story just for you! A book which speaks for what so many father child relationships are about. A humourous, touching tale for anyone who has ever idolized their father - even if they are moody, lazy and good at pretending to be busy!
David Melling was born in Oxford. His father was a sculptor and David inherited his artistic leanings. David has received much recognition for his artistic talent. His first book 'Brilliant the Dinosaur' (Pavilion) was shortlisted for the 1994 Smarties Book Award and 'What's that Noise?' was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. More recently, The Kiss That Missed was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. His recent picture book, The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie. It was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for 'Best TV Movie' category. David Melling is married and lives with his wife and two children in Oxfordshire.