Black Baron, Jakes champion racing cockroach, hasnt lost a race and Jake is on top of the world. But then his clean freak mum decides to clean up his bedroom and discovers Black Baron in a shoebox under Jakes bed. Mum is aghast how could Jake keep such a filthy pest? Black Baron escapes from his shoebox home, but Jake's Mum is not deterred; she calls the pest exterminator and an hilarious slapstick tale ensues.
Robyn Opie Parnell is the author of 86 children's books. She has been writing for children for over 10 years; most of her books are sold around the world and many have been translated into foreign languages. Total sales of Robyn's books exceed 600,000 copies.
At the age of 15, Robyn decided to be a writer. She wrote her first children's book while at high school. Her first children's books were published in 1999.
Robyn lives with her writer husband Rob Parnell and thousands of children's books.
Books written by Robyn Opie Parnell include MAYA AND THE CRYSTAL SKULL, STOP! DO NOT READ THIS BOOK, YOU'RE AMAZING - THE LAW OF ATTRACTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE and CAUGHT IN A CYCLONE, all published by R&R Books Film Music in 2012. Other books by Robyn Opie include BLACK BARON (Walker Books Australia and UK), THE PONY GAME (Lothian Books) and HOW TO WRITE A GREAT CHILDREN'S BOOK (Magellan Books).