Andrew Daddo s outrageous new collection of short stories, You re Dropped, follows some of the characters in the Sprung! collections and introduces some new ones. And this time the stories are all about love. There s how to get your arm round your date at the movies, where to put your noses, how to help your mum and dad through The Talk, and how to handle being dropped. Crushes, first dates, first kisses, first break-ups: for young readers it s a handbook on what to expect; for adults it s a hilarious reminder of what they were hoping to forget! Through his television work with children, and his own parenting, Andrew Daddo started to write a series of short stories for young readers. Anyone who has seen Andrew on television knows that he is a born storyteller. And the stories in You re Dropped are the kind that parents and grandparents long for, and the kids themselves love: stories of adventure, comedy and mischief from an almost legendary Australia, a place that is often not reported in the daily news. Andrew Daddo is fast becoming a major figure in Australian writing for young readers.
Terry Denton is one of the secrets behind the success of Andy Griffiths Just series, and his illustrations put another mischievous twist in Andrew Daddo s adventures.
Andrew Daddo has been well known to television audiences in Australia and overseas for more than ten years, as a presenter on American MTV, Lonely Planet, 11 AM, and (with Ernie Dingo) Kidspeak and Olympic Sunrise. He is currently a reporter on The Great Outdoors.He is a mad golfer and lives with his wife Jacqui, son Felix and baby daughter Anouk on Sydney s northern beaches. Terry Denton is one of Australia s best loved artists: he has won many awards including Picture Book of the Year, and he created the look for ABCTV s internationally successful children s show Lift Off. Terry lives with his wife and children in Mornington.