Jim Smith is the bestselling author and illustrator of the I am Not a Loser series (Egmont) which has sold into 17 languages and rides high in the UK bestseller chart for 7-10 year olds, with over 500,000 copies sold. Future Ratboy is the wickedly funny new spin-off series.

Scoot, written by Katie Blackburn (Faber, 2017),  is his first picture book and a glorious celebration of the on-trend mode of transportation for the under-eights.

Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book comma-putter and page-numberer in the whole wide world amen. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake and creates branding for Puccino's coffee shops.

  • Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser selected for the Tom Fletcher Book Club
  • Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 for ages 7-14
  • Translation rights sold in 16 countries
  • "Hugely enjoyable surreal chaos" The Guardian
  • "For anyone who thinks that daftness should have no limits and that jokes about bums are keel" The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week on Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy



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