Superchimp is the hero of the rainforest. He spends his days rescuing baby parrots from trees and hippos who are stuck in the mud – no job is too big or too small for Superchimp. He even wears a cool cape, and rides around in a chimpmobile! But despite his bravery, even Superchimp gets scared sometimes… although the person he is most afraid of is not as terrifying as you might think!
When Mum bellows at Superchimp to tell him it’s time to come home, he obediently obeys. It seems Superchimp can be a superhero just as long as he doesn’t upset his Mum and is home in time for tea – which is a lesson any child should know! A tounge-in-cheek way to introduce the topics of helping others, overcoming your fears and understanding rules.
Giles Paley-Phillips, is the award winning author of The Fearsome Beastie, winner of The People’s Book Prize 2012, Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award 2013, Bizziebaby Gold
Award and The US Forward National Literary Award. He has written several picture books and a collection of nonsense poetry.
Karl Newson is a children’s author and illustrator. He spent his younger days making dens, roaming barley fields and ‘playing up the prak’ (park) in Norwich, Norfolk, but he now lives in London, where he mostly just eats biscuits. He enjoys writing and drawing and listening to music from the 1960s.Karl is the creator of The Mudwaffler – a small, forest dwelling bear who reviews books. Catch him at www.Mudwaffler.com!