Friday, January 24, 2014

Author Interview – Tom Skinner @PictureBookTom

What’s your weakest character trait? Not Listening

Why do you write? It’s a compulsion not just a career.

Have you always enjoyed writing? All through school and university though had a break for 13.5 years in which time I did a 10 week picture book correspondence course – hence current path.

What motivates you to write? Making kids and parents laugh, assembling words in new and interesting ways.

What writing are you most proud of? Unique is an overrated and overused word, having said that, ABC Mini Monsters is a genrebusting alphabet book. I’d be hugely surprised if there is anything in the market remotely like it.

What are you most proud of in your personal life? My first picture book “Round Fish Square Bowl’ was published just before my mum died. So pretty chuffed I could show her an advance copy though sadly she wasn’t around for the book launch.

What book genre of books do you adore? Picture books have a magic that no other genre can match.


This whimsical mini-monster mash is a solid early reader’s alphabet lesson cleverly disguised as goofy lighthearted wordplay.

That’s exactly why ABC: A Mini Monster Alphabet Book for Young and Old is chock full of adorable (not scary!) mini monsters with a love for sophisticated, funny, and odd-sounding names.

Kids will enjoy reading along as the narrator of the bonus audio recites Arty names, Bold names, Cute names, Daft names, and 22 other name categories — with each category and its related list of vocabulary word names linked to an individual letter of the alphabet.

Buy Now @ Amazon

Genre – Children’s Picture Book

Rating – G

More details about the author

Connect with Tom Skinner on Twitter & Goodreads


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