Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine, written by Anna Kemp is published by Simon and Schuster this month and features Alex T Smith‘s hilarious illustrations on the cover and throughout the book. This is Anna Kemp’s first young fiction title telling the story of “F-for-failure” Frankie’s escapades. He discovers that the headmaster has plans to turn the students into robot-like super-brains and this is his chance to save the day and change F-for-failure into F-for-fantastic! It’s really worth checking out Alex’s fantastic interpretation of the crazy characters: Frankie’s friends, Neet and Wesley, Alphonsine, the French nanny and Colette, the poodle.

And exciting news just in… Fantastic Frankie has been shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize we’ll find out the winner on 9th February.

Published by Simon & Schuster