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Author(s): Simone Lia
Marcus is a worm. He likes the colour brown. He likes mud (because it's brown). And he likes digging holes in the mud-brown earth. Strangely, he likes beat boxing, too. But when Marcus meets Laurence (a scruffy, fat bird who looks a lot like a chicken ...and thinks he's a flamingo!), he comes face to face with his worst fear. Will he get eaten for breakfast? It is a Very Bad Situation. Marcus has two choices: Survive, Or get slurped up like a piece of spaghetti. Mustering all his worm instincts, he finds himself striking up a conversation. It's amazing how a simple "Good morning!" can end up saving your life...And so begins a tale of high adventure, wily tricks and unlikely friendship. Simone Lia has created a heartwarming comedy classic that will have readers wriggling with laughter.
Award-winning comic artist Simone Lia began painting and drawing in her dad's tool shed at the age of thirteen before going on to study at the University of Brighton and then the Royal College of Art. She has written comic strips for children and adults for numerous publications including The Observer with "Things That I've Learnt", "The Chip and Bean Quiz" in The Independent on Sunday and "Sausage and Carrots" in The DFC. She has also published graphic novels Fluffy and Please God, Find Me a Husband. Her work has been exhibited across Europe, including the Tate Britain. Simone lives and works in London.