|Author, Katy Krump|
We are so pleased to bring you a special guest segment from Katy Krump, author of Drippy Face, a delightful children's book that's brings geology to life in a fresh and imaginative way!
My new children’s book, Drippy Face, is about Pete. A boy who’s composed of bog. Yes. Bog. He’s one of the Krusterati, an ancient civilisation who have evolved from the earth and taken on its characteristics.
As you can imagine, being boggy has its challenges, a drippy face being only one of them. Yet despite his bogginess, Pete is much like any other boy trying to grow up and survive in a dysfunctional family and unstable world. Only his family is a little more dysfunctional than most. His brother, Sandy, is made of pure white sand and has a nasty habit of collapsing into a heap when scared or angry so Pete is never sure if he’s going to have a brother or a pile of dust. But it’s his annoying little sister who really gets up his nose. Gilda has a vein of gold running through her body so she’s more valuable than the others and is in constant danger of being ‘collected’ and sold for Joolry – whoever or whatever that is. No one is entirely sure. Gilda is ‘Precious’ and is spoiled and cossetted and it drives Pete crazy. Not only that, his mother, Iggy, has a streak of lava in her blood and literally blows her top when angry. Lava everywhere. It’s not pretty. Poor Pete, not even his beloved Grandpa Fossil, who believes he’s descended from a monolith at Stonehenge, can help.