Follow This Blog: RSS feed
A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

Hot Men of Children’s Literature: AUSTRALIAN EDITION!

Bafflingly, when I say "The Day My Butt Went Psycho" in a crowd, the immediate reaction from friends and family is not, "Omigod the guy who wrote those books is sooooooo hot!"  Most odd.  Perhaps this is due, in part, to the relative obscurity surrounding today’s HMOCL.  Though he penned the fun "Just" series (including "Just Annoying", "Just Crazy", and "Just Kidding", amongst others) his most recent contributions can be attributed to cataloging the malicious mechanations of elusive posteriors.  The kind of stuff that makes "Captain Underpants" look positively subtle.  And, as a sidenote, he’s absolutely adorable. 

Meet the newest addition to the Hot Men of Children’s Literature family:


And for a truly eye-opening glimpse into the varieagated minds of Australian vs. British vs. American children’s publishers, I direct you to the portion of Andy’s site that displays covers of his books from each nation.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Indeed, American publishers appear to be afraid of showing a bat-wielding rat braining a cat on his new book. Which, by the way, I love.