Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here! Front Cover




"Fun, gung-ho stuff with great cartoons and endearing characters."

The Times

(Best Summer Reads)


"I loved this book so much I have read it twice already."

Tomasz, 9


"Funny, accessible

and deliciously irreverent …
perfect for thrill-seeking boys and girls of all reading abilities."

Lancashire Evening Post



"This is a great book, it's funny and even gives you great advice
on tying knots and finding your way without a compass."

Melissa, 8 (LoveReading4Kids)

Children's Book of the Month


Coventry Telegraph,

Children's Book of the Week

"You should definitely grab yourself a copy and enjoy getting
to know Charlie Merrick and his misfit friends."

Ross, 11 (LoveReading4Kids)

Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here! Back cover blurb
Top Ten Survival Tips #1 Harvesting Dew


To celebrate the publication of the new Charlie Merrick's Misfits adventure,

The Guardian Children's Books kindly invited

me to choose my

Top Ten Survival Tips.

You can read them here.

The book was also included in The Guardian round-up of Summer Reads, here.

Dave Cousins Waiting for Gonzo worldwide editions










 "Dealing with some serious issues, Waiting for Gonzo manages to be simultaneously funny and thought-provoking."


Out now in the UK, USA, Canada, Italy and Poland. German edition due November 2015.




For fans of Charlie Merrick's Misfits

in Fouls, Friends & Football,

here are some links to a few football, reading and drawing related goodies …


My Top 11 Favourite Football Books


FREE Charlie Merrick Activity Pack including:

design your own squad cards, comic & match sheets


Premier League Reading Stars World Cup Resources


Reading Agency Chatterbooks Football Pack


Step-by-step Guide to Drawing a Football Action Scene!


Dave Cousins How to draw a footballer from the Guardian Childrens Books


Thanks to Gabriel Cheung for sending in this brilliant kit of many colours.


Download the FREE Charlie Merrick Activity Pack and have a go at designing your own Dream Football Kit, or make some football cards for your team. Email your designs to the address on the pack, and I'll post my favourites here.



I really like the design of these two kits sent in by Mario Shehu. They remind me a bit of my favourite Birmingham City 'penguin' kit—especially the blue, white and green one in the background. Great stuff, thanks Mario.


These fantastic kits were designed by Year 6 pupils at St. Saviour's School in E14. (click the shirt to see the full set)


Sunglasses by Cyclops Dog single sleeve all proceeds to Bliss charity


Download 'Sunglasses' from the Waiting for Gonzo soundtrack – only 79p! All proceeds donated to the Bliss charity.


Watch the video below.