Yeah, but what does that even mean… heaven? Because see, I need to be able to put him somewhere, Zo. In my head, I mean. I need to be able to close my eyes and picture him and know he’s okay. And just saying the word heaven doesn’t help that much. Because like what is...
For 20 years I’ve gotten to laugh my way through my work. For me, that’s a dream job.
I find that when I’m struggling to think of how a six-year-old would feel about something, I just have to go right down to the common denominator, find the simplest way that you can look at an object or a problem, and not muck it up with all of the stuff that adults do and...
There are many reluctant young readers who haven’t yet found books that make them laugh.
Society just has a way of inhibiting you, which is good and bad.
I’m not actually sure I’m grown-up enough for grown-up books.
I find the term ‘perfect child’ to be an oxymoron.
There are those who believe that the value of a children’s book can be measured only in terms of the moral lessons it tries to impose or the perfect role models it offers. Personally, I happen to think that a book is of extraordinary value if it gives the reader nothing more than a smile...
Of all the novels I’ve written, my favorite is ‘Mick Harte Was Here’.
I’ve stopped reading about my books on the Internet because it’s too hurtful.