Can you imagine having a full sized dinosaur in your school grounds? When I visited Swingate School in Kent earlier this month, that’s what I found.

I thought I’d fallen into one of my books!


There was a velociraptor hiding indoors – waiting for instructions from General Loki, perhaps?

I’ve had a lovely time visiting so many great schools. And an especially lovely time helping to present awards to kids in care in Norfolk at a big ceremony in Norwich.

And after talking about Stop Those Monsters lately, it was great to run into incredible illustrator Jim Field.

Steve Cole and Jim Field

Yes, that book was brought to you by men with beards.