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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (16 Aug 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340792159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340792155
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 25 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,576,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The designer of multi-award-winning worldwide hit children's television show "Bob the Builder", and the author/illustrator of numerous children's books (including the acclaimed "Frankenstein's Cat"), Curtis lives with his family in Cheshire, England, surrounded by a ridiculous collection of film and animation memorabilia. He grew up as a child of the 70s on a hearty diet that included Star Wars, Action Man, Flash Gordon, LEGO, Fighting Fantasy books and Harryhausen monster movies. A horror fan from this young age, pre-school television seemed like a natural career path.

Having left Cleveland College of Art & Design in Middlesbrough, England, in 1994, he went on to first experience film work for the Oscar-winning "Wallace & Gromit" Aardman team, and followed that up as a model-maker and prop-painter on Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks!" before moving on to design the BAFTA-award-winning Bob the Builder. The animated series "Frankenstein's Cat", commissioned by the BBC, has been shown around the globe, picking up the Pulcinella award for 'Best Children's Show' at the 2008 International Cartoons On the Bay festival in Salerno, Italy. His hit new preschool show, "RAA RAA the Noisy Lion" can be seen on CBeebies and TV channels the world over.

"Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf", is Curtis's first novel as we enter the world of Lyssia and the many therianthropes that inhabit it. It was written mostly at night while the children slept and when the TV work was done. Curtis is currently writing the second volume in the series, in which the last of the Werewolves, Drew Ferran, encounters a new host of deadly and dangerous Werelords. Six thrilling volumes make up this epic fantasy horror series of novels.

"Haunt: Dead Scared", is based (very loosely) upon Curtis's life growing up in the sleepy industrial town of Warrington in the northwest of England. Equal parts ghost story, buddy/buddy tale and murder mystery, this is a darkly comic chiller for ages 10+!

Welcome to the pack!

Curtis
June 2014

http://www.curtisjobling.com


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Meet Frankenstein's Cat

About the Author

Curtis Jobling is a writer and designer for film and TV, perhaps best known for his work on BBCs BOB THE BUILDER. He holds workshops on animation, illusration, creative writing and design. His picture book Frankenstein's Cat, has been developed into a TV series, and has won the Pulcinella Award for Best Children's Show.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Jan 2002
Format: Hardcover
As a father of two boys I'm always on the look-out for new books that are not only going to please my children but also entertain me. I've found one such book here. Captivating illustrations, witty text (that hits on two levels, for children and adults) and a cracking pace. Frankenstein's Cat (or "Nine" as the Doctor calls him, not because of how many lives a cat has but because thats how many cats it took to MAKE him!) embarks on an adventure to make friends, and the results are hilarious!
This from the man who created BOB THE BUILDER! Roll on a sequel...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Aug 2001
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Absolutely fantastic....not only has Curtis Jobling told a great story that is sure to entertain all children off all ages, but the illustrations are amazing as well. Sterling stuff...I really enjoyed it, and enjoyed reading it to my cousins three daughers...i can only hope that there are more books to follow by this exceptional talent. This is the sort of story that isnt afraid to be what it is, which is a little bit kooky, something that all children will giggle at with delight. Quite fantastic and about time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennie Finch on 17 Oct 2007
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This is a real gem! It is well written, beautifully illustrated and one of the most original books I've seen in a long time. Whilst being very suitable for young children it has enough humour for an adult to enjoy as they read and just enough gory bits to delight any young child.
More please!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Birch on 30 Jan 2011
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Got this from the Library and had to order it as my little boy won't let me take it back (renewed 5 times!) we also have several drawings of frankenstiens other animals which the book has inspired him to create.
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Our Kids Love This One 28 Jun 2005
By Catty - Published on Amazon.com
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Okay, so the story is a little off the wall, but my kids love it. My niece and nephew love it. Heck, even the babysitter loves it. When we read it to our kids, we always talk about the moral at the end of the story; about being careful what you wish for, and what kind of experiences we've all had when something we wished for didn't come out as planned. While I will agree that this book isn't for everyone, if your child likes books that are a little gross or have funny monsters in them they'll love this one. The illustrations, by the way, are terrific.
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Themes change - Kids wont get it. 9 April 2004
By ElvisLives - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this for my 3 year old and its just an awful book in terms of content. The illustrations are great. BUT - it starts out with a sorry looking cat that has a hard time making friends because of his odor. You expect that Dr. Frankenstien would sympathize with his cat. DR. F further supplants the cat's loneliness with sheer terror and fright when it finds out that Dr. F makes a Dog to harass the pitiful cat.
Wonderful illustrations 2 Dec 2005
By P. Hamilton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I was so happy to find this book and add it to my collection. I collect children's books of cats and witches which is, yes, a little off the wall. But this book is a jewel and the illustrations are fantastic.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Cats 15 Nov 2007
By A. D. Cox - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Great book for any cat lover

author of "Hobo Finds A Home"
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