The Odd Squad are on a mission - a mission from Odd: to cheer up the grumpy old gits of the world and turn their saggy frowns into sunshine and smiles! Yes, the Odd Squad have gathered together their funniest funnies and crammed as much mirth and merriment into each page as is allowed by European Law. Be warned … when grumpy old gits read this, they may experience some side effects such as spontaneous cackling, spraying beer through teeth and the occasional follow-through.
Allan Plenderleith was born in East Kilbride, Scotland. His first cartoon series, The Odd Squad, became a best-selling range of greetings cards and now over 30 Odd Squad books have been published.
His first book for children, THE SMELLY SPROUT, has become a best-selling Christmas classic and he has since published his second title, THE BOY GIANT, a finalist for the 2011 People's Book Prize.
His third title for children is PRINCESS CHOCOLATE, the delicious tale of a little princess who loves chocolate so much she banishes every last morsel from the kingdom. Allan's children titles have now been developed into best-selling iPhone app books and can be found on iTunes.
His new Christmas book, a follow on from The Smelly Sprout, is called The Silly Satsuma, a funny and charming fable which has every child who reads it giggling with joy!
He is also a scriptwriter for children's television, and has written hours of material for many top pre-school shows such as Thomas & Friends, Noddy in Toytown and Horrid Henry.