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Andy Griffiths

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

Australia

CURRENT CITY

Melbourne

CURRENT COUNTRY

Australia

Andy Griffiths is a popular, best-selling kids author from Australia. The Day My Butt Went Psycho! is his first title published in the United States. It sold over 100,000 copies and made it to the New York Times, Booklist, and USA Today bestseller lists. It is the winner of the first annual Young Australian Readers' Award and was short-listed for the Young Australian's Best Book Award. Zombie Butts From Uranus, published in the Spring 2004, is the second book in the series. Our hero Zack needs to stop an invasion of Zombie Butts from taking over the planet or Earth is doomed to suffer the tyranny of the stinkiest space invaders this side of Uranus. Before he introduced Australia to butts gone berserk, Andy Griffiths unleashed the Just books: outlandish collections of silly stories that turned him into a best-selling sensation. Now Andy brings his insane brand of humor to this side of the Pacific — and American readers won't believe what they've been missing! Just Annoying is a CBC Notable Australian children's book; Young Australian's Best Book Award Children's Choice Award. Other titles in the series will be released through Spring 2005 and include Just Kidding, Just Stupid, Just Wacky, and Just Disgusting. Andy gets his wild and funny story ideas from ordinary life. When he is not writing kids books, he is in constant demand to speak at schools and writing workshops. His experience as a teacher, his easy going manner, and his side-splitting sense of humor all combine to make him popular with students of all ages. Andy lives with his wife and two daughters in Melbourne, Australia
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