Pirate McSnottbeard in the Zombie Terror Rampage by Paul Whitfield
The first, and by far the scariest (until the next one) book in the PIRATE McSnottbeard series. Emilie and her brother William set out to rescue their parents from the horrible and smelly pirate king McSNOTTBEARD. Whisked from the high seas, through prehistoric lands, into an evil wizard’s castle and finally to the PIRATES’ clifftop hideout, they must tackle dinosaurs, zombies, angry parrots, and at least one warlock…
Available everywhere online but you really should get it in a book store - because they are genuinely lovely places to visit and the staff are almost always beautiful and fragrant.
Published: 06 Jul 2017
AUDIO - Pirate Mcsnottbeard in the zombie terror rampage
If like most PIRATES you can't be bothered reading - or perhaps you just have a long car journey ahead of you - then have I got great news for you. Pirate McSnottbeard in the Zombie Terror Rampage isalso available on CD and audio download. Voiced by the insanely talented Rebecca Hyland (also known as Laa Laa the yellow Teletubby) the audio version is published by incredible people at WF Howes.
You can get it here or order it from your lovely local bookshop (you really should do the second one).
Pirate McSnottbeard in the Alien slug invasion panic by Paul Whitfield
The second and easily the scariest book (except for possibly the first one) in the McSnottbeard series. Emilie and William's parents have been snatched again, only this time their house is covered in slime and the cat has worked out how to use a computer. The kids will have to travel through space, escape merciless alien slug monsters and beat an unbeatable video game to get them back. And all that before they come face-to-face with a certain hairy, smelly and horribly nasty PIRATE king (and his surprise new army).
Pirate McSnottbeard in the Alien Slug Invasion is published by the wonderful people at Walker Books.
Drawings and Paintings
Each book has about two hundred drawings, and each drawing has at least one or two pencil sketches, and each pencil sketch has one or two rejected attempts, and each reject...well you get the idea. But when I am not drawing for the books I also like drawing and painting just for the sake of it. Actually, that is pretty much my favourite thing to do in the whole world. So I wil try to post, from time to time, a few examples of some of the rejected stuff from the books and the other bits I have done.
A pumpkin I carved for Halloween - The Pirate McSnottbeard (McSnottkin?)
Zombie tree stump - scrapped idea from book 2.
New York Stained Glass
Slug drafts for McSnottbeard Book 2
Chloe & Adrian: done for a friend.
One of the earliest drafts of William (and with no hair).
McSnottbeard's Pirate Gang
Every so often the best people in the world do the best things I can possibly imagine and send them to me. Photos of little pirates, drawings inspired by my books, a letter or whatever else you can think to do. If you send them to me (like 'Hairy Scary Henry' from Australia did) then I will endeavour to post it here.
Olivia and her superb model of McSnottbeard's boat
'Showy Zoe' (who looks very much like Emilie) from England
'Land Lubba Lucia' and 'Luca Bazzoka' from Northern Ireland
'Liv Combative', 'Henry not Friendly' and their soon to be kidnapped dad from France
'Sailor Sam', 'Maya the Menace' and their soon to be kidnapped mother from Australia
'Keelhaul Kai' from Australia
'Hairy Scary Henry' from Australia
Some people seem to really like McSnottbeard. He would hate that!
Telegraph Review of Pirate McSnottbeard in The Zombie Terror Rampage
School, library and bookshop visits, talks and drawing workshops
Whenever I can, I like to get out to talk to kids (and adults) about writing, and teach them how to draw silly things. If you would like me to visit your school, library or bookshop (in the UK or France and very occasionally Australia) then please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Talking to the American Section of the Lycee International in France
"On Monday afternoon, February 12, Mr. Ghiglione and Mr. Penner’s CM2 classes at the Lycée welcomed author/illustrator Paul Whitfield into their classes. Paul shared his journey to becoming a writer and illustrator and talked about the writing process for his recently published children’s book, Pirate McSnottbeard in the Zombie Terror Rampage. He also let students in on a few of his secrets to successful writing and illustrating by sharing “Paul’s Super Top Tricks to Improve Writing and Drawing.” Students then had an opportunity to try their hand at character development and drawing their own Pirate McSnottbeard. Thank you so much Paul for coming and sharing your experience with our CM2 classes!"