Author(s): Kate Scott
It's hard to measure up in a family with high expectations. But it's even harder when those people sometimes use you as an arm rest. And call you 'Peanut'. Anzo is 11 years old and very, very short. Mum, Dad and his two uncles are extremely tall but they're also high achievers, obsessed with fulfilling their lifelong ambition of opening a restaurant together. Everyone has a role - chef, DIY, marketing, accounts - but where does Anzo fit in? If only he could grow a few inches in height, then no one would be able to overlook him. Josh would stop teasing Anzo in school, he wouldn't have to play all seven dwarfs in the school play, and at home he could tell his parents about his drawing and the comic convention he's been invited to. Then, overnight, Anzo starts to grow. Is life as a giant going to solve all his problems, or should he stop worrying and learn to just be himself?
A big-hearted, frank and funny story about being short, being tall and being yourself.
Kate Scott was born in London of American parents. She has lived in Hong Kong, Paris, Scotland and two tiny villages in France, but now lives in Dorset with her husband and two children. Kate's poems have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and her short fiction on Radio 4 Extra. Her first published children's novel was Boy in Tights which developed into the three-book series, SPIES IN DISGUISE. Kate leads poetry workshops for children in conjunction with Tor Theatre and will be exploring new ways to discuss writing and creativity with young readers across the UK in celebration of her new standalone novel GIANT. Follow Kate on Twitter: @KateScottWriter. Alexandra Gunn is an illustrator who graduated with a Masters from the Glasgow School of Art in 2013 and currently works in the greeting card design industry. Inspired by her travels and her childhood growing up in Holland, everything she illustrates has its own story and quirky style. With a love for colour, hand drawn typography and funny characters, her passion is to illustrate for children's books, greeting cards, print and pattern design. Visit her website at: www.alexgunndesign.com.