Rock impresario, landmark sitcom writer, decent stand-up, DJ extraordinaire and now kids’ author. Is there no end to the talents of Rick Gervais? Apparently, the idea to create the world of Flanimals has been obsessing Gervais ever since his student days and the fruits of those heady times have now come to pass. Meet Adult Mernimbler, an all-consuming purple beast who dies from chronic indigestion, and Plumboid Doppler, who is wormin turgid. Or
say hello to Splunge, a bag of nerves due to it splunging at birth, and Wobboid Mump, quite simply an eye in jelly. Tweenies it most certainly is not. I FIanima/s is published by Faber on Thu 7 Oct.