Author(s): Ciaran Murtagh
A boy, a book and a bucket of trouble ...Fin has promised never to use his diary again. A little old lady gave it to him at a funfair and it turned out to be magic - it let him change what happened during the day as long as he made a wish that evening. But it was more trouble than it was worth and got him into all sorts of scrapes at school and at home. But he needs help. A newish boy, Cliff Sharpnel, is stepping on his toes. Not only does he play the guitar, but he's interested in Claudia Ronson - the most beautiful girl at school. When their teacher, Mrs Johnson, announces that she has written a musical called HOT RODS Fin thinks he's too cool to audition. Until he discovers that the hero gets to kiss the girl at the end - mostly likely to be Claudia - and that Cliff has put himself up for the part! Fin has some serious backtracking to do. The diary HAS to come out again. And in his fight to become the Oscar-winning megastar Fin has to scramble to 'do' and 'undo' the havoc that ensues ...
"Ciaran is one of the funniest people I know." Andy Stanton, author, the Mr Gum series"
Ciaran Murtagh is a writer and actor. Andy Stanton has said 'Ciaran is one of the funniest people I know!' (and Andy Stanton knows at least two people). His first book, Dinopants, was published in 2009 and spawned three sequels - one more than Toy Story. He also writes TV shows and has recently been involved with scripting The Amazing World of Gumball, Boyster, Mr Bean, Shaun the Sheep, The Slammer, Treefu Tom, Dennis and Gnasher, DNN and The Legend of Dick and Dom. His latest adult sitcom is currently optioned by Hat Trick. Ciaran regularly appears on CBBC and can be seen in Dick and Dom's Hoopla and in The Slammer. Ciaran lives in London. Find out more about Ciaran at www.ciaranmurtagh.com or follow him on Twitter @CiaranMurtagh Tim Wesson is an illustrator and author who draws in different styles for both children and adults and has recently written and illustrated the MEGA MASH-UP series, published by Nosy Crow, for children aged 6-9. His latest book in the series is called Cowboys v Trolls in the Arctic.