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.



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



In honour of the World Cup and the publication of Charlie Merrick's Misfits,

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!


Charlie Merrick's World Cup wallchart (LARGE)
Large A2 high resolution poster in print ready PDF format.
Adobe Acrobat Document [5.3 MB]
Charlie Merrick's World Cup wallchart (MEDIUM)
A3 poster in Jpeg format.
JPG Image [3.7 MB]
Charlie Merrick's World Cup wallchart (SMALL)
A4 poster in Jpeg format.
JPG Image [1.9 MB]


I'm delighted to report that Waiting for Gonzo won the  Grampian Children's Book Award! Huge thanks to everyone involved for their support.

Also, my new book Charlie Merrick's Misfits is now in the shops. Click the image above to find out what readers are saying.



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


Watch the video below.