Happy Publication Day Simone Lia

Wishing a very happy publication day to Simone Lia, whose brilliant children's book, They Didn't Teach Us THIS in Worm School is published today by Walker Books!

A buddy comedy featuring a worm and a chicken-like bird that will have readers wriggling with laughter.

Marcus is a worm. Laurence is a bird that looks like a chicken. Laurence wants to gobble up Marcus for breakfast, but the worm surprises him with "Good morning!" Marcus tries to keep the conversation going, and it goes in a very unexpected direction: Laurence seems to think he's a flamingo (he's definitely NOT), and Marcus soon finds himself on a journey to Africa, where Laurence believes he can finally be happy. A tale of high adventure, wily tricks and unlikely friendship, beloved comic artist Simone Lia has created a comedy classic that will have readers wriggling with laughter.

Award-winning comic artist Simone Lia began painting and drawing in her dad's tool shed at the age of 13 before going on to study at the University of Brighton and then the Royal College of Art. She has written comic strips for children and adults for numerous publications including The Observer with "Things That I've Learnt", "The Chip and Bean Quiz" in The Independent on Sunday and "Sausage and Carrots" in The DFC. She has also published graphic novels Fluffy and Please God, Find Me a Husband. Her work has been exhibited across Europe, including the Tate Britain. Simone lives and works in London.

Follow Simone on Twitter for all of her latest news - @simoneliadraws and read more about her on her beautiful website - www.simonelia.com.