Author(s): Chris Dickason
The Clever Kids' Activity Book is jam-packed with fun and engaging activities for bright young puzzlers. From spot the differences, daring doodles and mystifying mazes to dot-to-dots and cool colouring challenges, this new title, illustrated by beloved Buster illustrator Chris Dickason, will keep boredom at bay for hours.
Chris grew up somewhere between the canals of south-west France, the Swiss mountains and England's Essex estuary. The youngest of four children (the little brother role he still embraces in adulthood), Chris spent the majority of his education drawing on his friends' schoolbooks and was brought up on a diet of Tom & Jerry, Swiss chocolates, cheap fizzy pop and French sunshine. Chris' irreverent sense of humour was born from years as both a mild mannered doodler and angry burger flipper. Taking inspiration as much from Henri Matisse as he does The Muppets as well as odd bits of packaging collected from foreign supermarkets Chris' work has been described as charming and visually striking with a sharp graphic style. His illustrations are populated with rambunctious characters that are a cleverly crafted mix of an uncomplicated line style, wonky perspectives and conspicuous colour choices.