Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book comma-putter and page-numberer in the whole wide world amen. He is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Barry Loser series (Egmont) which has been translated into 17 languages and sold over 500,000 copies, as well as the Lollie-winning, wickedly funny spin-off series Future Ratboy (Egmont).

Jim's new series, Super Weird Mysteries (Egmont, 2020), follows Melvin who has moved to the city of Donut, the most rubbish place ever. But when he meets Rhubarb, journalist for the school newspaper, they pair begin to investigate strange goings on in Donut - starting with the Donut Hole Monster mystery.

Jim also designs cards and gifts as Waldo Pancake, and creates branding for Puccino's coffee shops.

  • Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize
  • Winner of the Laugh Out Loud Book Award (Lollies) (6-8 category)
  • I am Not a Loser selected for the Tom Fletcher Book Club
  • "Hugely enjoyable surreal chaos." The Guardian
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