17 July 2018
Tom Fletcher

Hey Kidderlings, Grown-ups and Creakers,

It’s Tom here – the grown-up who wrote The Creakers. If you’ve just finished reading it, then thank you very much – I enjoyed writing it more than a Creaker loves the sweaty sock fluff between your toes. Some of you may know that as well as writing books I also write music. Music and songwriting is a huge part of my life and incredibly important to me, which is why I have written a brand-new song specially for The Creakers called ‘Different’.

On the surface, The Creakers is about horrible, disgusting creatures who love our rotten rubbish but *spoiler alert* once Lucy understands more about them and their world, it turns out that they’re not that bad... they’re just DIFFERENT. For me, that is what this book is really about: realising that we are ALL different and for that reason we are all the same.

Being different isn’t something to feel embarrassed about; it’s to be embraced and enjoyed. It’s OK that we’re all different – that’s what makes each and every one of us special. This song is all about that. I hope you enjoy ‘Different’.

This song is for everyone else who’s not like everyone else.

  • The Creakers

  • Lucy Dungston has woken up to find all the grown-ups in her town have disappeared.

    Lucy's friends are thrilled there are no more grown-ups. They're running wild! They're building roads of trampolines, and eating cereal for every meal.

    But Lucy wants her mum back, and nothing is going to stop her.

    Even if it means having to venture into the strange, upside-down world of the mysterious monsters under her bed...

    And the upside-down world isn't the most hygienic of places . . .
    __________

    Tom Fletcher's bestselling story is packed with amazing illustrations by the disgustingly talented Shane Devries. It's the perfect spooky (and slightly gross) tale for Halloween!

    Praise for The Creakers:

    'A stonkingly good novels for the over-sevens . . . gleeful descriptions of malodorous underworld creatures, it's both a compelling adventure and a nuanced celebration of friendship and family love' The Guardian

    'The illustrations are stunning and the storyline is full of twists and great ideas' R Patterson, Toppsta Reviewer

    '10 out of 10 bum trumps!' Guff the Creaker

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