– Paul Jennings, ‘BATTY’, from ‘Undone!’ Penguin Books 1993
“Anthony nodded his branches at me. ‘Mnn, nmng, nn,’ he said.
I didn’t know what it meant. Probably something like, ‘You embarrassed me. Now it’s your turn.’ “
– Paul Jennings, ‘NOSEWEED’, from ‘Undone!‘ Penguin Books 1993
Re-reading Paul Jennings’ books is a treat. There are always a few stories that I’d completely forgotten, whose endings fill me with fresh surprise and delight. And while they really don’t need pictures – everything’s there in the stories – some moments just cry out to be drawn, even if it’s just for the fun of it. Here are a couple of those moments – the ones I couldn’t resist scribbling down the instant I finished reading. BATTY and NOSEWEED. How did these characters end up like this? Go and read Undone! – you won’t regret it!