Author(s): Nikalas Catlow and Tim Wesson
Deep in the desert, Gorillas trade the oil under their city for bananas grown by hi-tech Robots. But after Gadget the Great accidentally sends 10,000 volts of electricity up King Well-Hairy's nose, the robots and gorillas decide to sort things out once and for all: whoever wins will have all the oil and all the bananas. Which side will manage to avoid the garlic burp-breath sand slugs? Who will be deceived by the banana sundae mirages? And when will they realise that they forgot to agree on a finishing line?
"I like the book because there's lots of things to do and it's a special book for you to do the colouring and it's a story book and it's funny. Ha! Ha!" Edward, aged 6 and a half
Nikalas Catlow and Tim Wesson are the newly-formed author and illustrator team behind the Mega Mash-Up series. They write and draw together and laugh a lot. They met when Nikalas, who was working as a designer, thought Tim would be a good illustrator for some books he was working on ... and then found out that they lived across the road from one another in Brockley, South East London. A pint led to an idea and an idea led to a partnership. With a background combining design, illustration and animation, Nikalas and Tim are developing their own brand of anarchic boysy humour and plan to take over the children's book universe.