Posted by Sandra on January 24 2013

McFly‘s Tom Fletcher has confirmed that he and band member Dougie Poynter have written a second children’s picture book.

Last October, Random House Children’s Books released the first in the The Dinosaur That Pooped series.

The band made the announcement at the National Television Awards were they were presenting the best talent show award.

Tom couldn’t confirm the date of release for the book.

“There will be another kids’ book. We’ve just finished writing the second in The Dinosaur That Pooped series. So that will be coming out before summer.”

The lead singer also confirmed that both he and Dougie may be writing some more children’s books.

“We might be, yes, we’re just in talks. We have a few ideas. So yes there could be a few more to come in a different series.”

McFly say they are currently preparing for their UK tour.

Both Tom and fellow McFly star, Harry Judd, recently got married.

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Posted by Sandra on January 18 2013

Random House Children’s Publishers (RHCP) are delighted to announce that The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas has won the Publishing Innovation Award for Best Ebook in the Children’s category at the Digital Book World Conference in New York last night.
The Publishing Innovation Awards honor the most innovative ebooks, enhanced ebooks, and book apps in several categories. It is the mission of the PIAs to highlight excellent publishers and authors, encourage new thinking, and improve the reading experience in the digital age. The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas fought off stiff competition from favourites such as SpongeBob Squarepants.

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas written by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter from McFly and illustrated by Garry Parsons was published last October. It spent 3 weeks at No.1 on the TCM Children’s Picture Book Chart and sold over 50,000 copies. The Bookseller called it ‘A work of genius’.

This innovative enhanced eBook was created by the RHCP editorial and design teams working in conjunction with the RHG Digital team and digital content company, Stunjelly. The aim was to create a fun and engaging reading experience for young readers that brought the book to life. It contains a full reading of the book by Tom and Dougie along with sound effects and animation and has sold over 2000 copies.

Philippa Dickinson, MD of RHCP comments: ‘We are thrilled that The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas has been recognised in this way. It gives great strength to our digital publishing for the future and illustrates that a bestseller can work across different formats, both physical and digital.’

The Random House Group previously won the Publishing Innovation Award for The Magic of Reality App.

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Posted by Sandra on January 17 2013

The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas has won a Publishing Innovation Award as the best children ebook. Congrats to Dougie and Tom!

The 2nd Annual Publishing Innovation Award Winners were announced on January 16, 2013, at a luncheon gala hosting more than 400 publishing professionals at the New York Hilton during the opening day of the 2013 Digital Book World Conference + EXPO. The winners of the most innovative ebooks, enhanced ebooks, book apps and transmedia projects hail from a cross section of publishers.

“Our winners, and all our finalists, have produced some of the most creative work taking place today in our industry,” said David Nussbaum, Chairman & CEO of parent company F+W Media, Inc. “It’s our pleasure to honor these companies and individuals and doubly exciting having the opportunity to do so at Digital Book World.”

Best Ebook Children’s
Winner: The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas (Random House)

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Posted by Sandra on December 13 2012

You can see pics from the signing at our gallery HERE

Tears, screaming girls and books about a pooping dinosaur can only mean one thing; McFly are in town.

Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter from the pop band came back to Kingston on Monday evening to sign copies of their new children’s book, The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas.

The band first came to the town in 2004 to sign copies of their debut single 5 Colours In Her Hair, and they were as well received as they were eight years ago, drawing a huge crowd.

First in the queue were Sophie Reino, 18, her sister Danielle, 15, and Alice Palmiery, 18, who arrived at 5.45am.

The super fans, all from Morden, have met the band before and said they we’re “so excited” to see them again.

Sophie and Danielle’s mother, Sam Reino, 44, said: “They go all over the place to see them because they are major fans.

“It’s brilliant for them to see them so close to home.”

Their little brother Robbie, 9, also got in on the action by coming down after school. He said: “I’m going to tell them she [my sister] is in love with Dougie.”

The McFly lads were met by screams and cheers as they entered the Kingston bookstore, with one waiting fan yelling: “Tom, I love your chin.”

Mandy Temlett, branch manager of Waterstones Kingston, said: “It’s brilliant to have them here. It has been really well received and everyone is really excited. We would definitely have them back again.

“It’s amazing to have them in Kingston for the community and also for the Bentall Centre.”

Gary Deane, children’s events manager for Waterstones, said: “It’s everything that we try and achieve with Waterstones, so making each store relevant to its community, and this really achieves that.

“It’s nice for people to come here and meet someone like McFly and we want to encourage people to enjoy reading.”

Over 300 people attended the signing, with school girls from Holy Cross and Coombe Girls flocking to Kingston straight after school in their uniforms to meet the boys.

Florence Hartley Matthews, 12, said: “I came straight after school. They were really nice and I was really excited when I heard they were coming to Kingston.”

The signing session lasted two hours with Tom and Dougie signing books for everyone who attended.

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Posted by Sandra on November 1 2012

I added to the gallery some more HQ pics of Dougie and Tom at the signing of their children’s book.

[x26]Events And Appearances > 2012 > The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas Signing, Kent – November 1

 
 
Posted by Sandra on November 1 2012

I added to the gallery some pics of Dougie and Tom during the signing of their children’s book today at the Waterstones Bluewater Shopping Center.

[x7]Events And Appearances > 2012 > The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas Signing, Kent – November 1

 
 
Posted by Sandra on October 26 2012

Today Dougie and Tom celebrated the release of their children’s book with a little Xmas party at the Random House Children’s Publishers office as you can see at the pics below.

[x2]Events And Appearances > 2012 > Random House Children’s Publishers Office – October 26

 
 
Posted by Sandra on October 26 2012

I added to the gallery a new pic of Dougie and Tom from this morning during the chat they did on twitter to talk about their new book, The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas. Also the book has now an official page on facebook, make sure to click the like button for more info related to the book! facebook.com/TheDinosaurThatPoopedChristmas

[x1]Events And Appearances > 2012 > Tesco Chat – October 26

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 13 2012

Dougie posted on twitter the cover of the children’s book that he and Tom wrote. The book will be released on October 25th

[x1]Official > The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas

@dougiemcfly Its going to be a brown Christmas this year.

You can read more info about the book HERE

 
 

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