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




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

Tomasz, 9


"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


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

Ross, 11


(reviews from Lovereading4kids)

Children's Book of the Month

Coventry Telegraph,

Children's Book of the Week

Charlie Merrick's Misfits in I'm a Nobody, Get Me Out of Here! Back cover blurb
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.