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David O'Connell

  • 5 stars across 12 books

 David O'Connell is a writer and illustrator living in London, UK. His favourite things to draw are monsters, naughty children (another type of monster), batty old ladies and evil cats!
 He loves comics too, and has had work published in anthologies such as Birdsong, Solipsistic Pop, Paper Science and Accent UK. David is also the editor of ink+PAPER, a biannual anthology combining comics and the graphic arts.



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1st April 2021

The Smidgens

Gafferty Sprout is a Smidgen. A Smidgen looks like a human, sounds like a human, and loves chips with curry sauce like a... MoreThe Smidgens

(23 reviews) Review
4th September 2014


WATCH OUT! There's a jam thief about! Have you ever bitten into a jammy doughnut and thought - This needs more jam? Imag... MoreJampires

(8 reviews) Review
5th April 2018

The Chocolate Factory Ghost

Archie McBudge knows his lucky underpants must really work, because when he and his mum are summoned to Honeystone Hall ... MoreThe Chocolate Factory Ghost

(8 reviews) Review
7th March 2019

The Dentist of Darkness

Archie McBudge's lazy summer has just turned into a magical meltdown! The second adventure in this madcap magical myster... MoreThe Dentist of Darkness

(3 reviews) Review
28th February 2013

Monster and Chips

Meet the amazing monster customers and sample the foul-food served up daily at Fuzzby's diner - the brilliant setting ... MoreMonster and Chips

(2 reviews) Review
2nd April 2020

The Revenge of the Invisible Giant

When a batch of his experimental sweets goes wrong at the McBudge Confectionery Company, Archie needs a distraction. And... MoreThe Revenge of the Invisible Giant

(2 reviews) Review
6th February 2014

Night of the Living Bread

Do you dare to enter Fuzzby's Monster Diner? Taste the foul food served up at Fuzzby's and meet the amazing monster cu... MoreNight of the Living Bread

(1 review) Review
2nd June 2016

When I'm a Monster Like You, Dad

Monstrous fun with Dad from an exciting new author and illustrator team! Every little monster wants to b... MoreWhen I'm a Monster Like You, Dad

(0 reviews) Review
24th April 2014

Food Fright

Meet the amazing monster customers and sample the foul-food served up daily at Fuzzby's diner - the third book in this... MoreFood Fright

(0 reviews) Review
9th February 2017

When I'm a Mummy Like You!

Being a mummy must be so much fun... musn't it? Sweet and hilarious family fun from a fabulous author/illustrator pair... MoreWhen I'm a Mummy Like You!

(0 reviews) Review
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