Not content with becoming masters of the jungle, the dance floor, the opera house and The Cube – not to mention being total masters of the stage – McFly have now added another string to their bow in the shape of a new book for children, and have signed a two-book deal with Random House Children's Books. The first picture book, which is entitled – hilariously – The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas – has been crafted by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter and will be out in the shops this coming October.
Talking about the thinking behind the book, Tom explained, "For anyone who knows us, it is easy to see that this book comes from Dougie's fascination with reptiles, my love of Christmas, and a shared obsession with poop. Dougie and I have been writing songs together for nine years, now, and so we approached writing this book in the same way that we write our lyrics. It being a children's book, the plot is brilliantly simple – a baby dinosaur who has a big appetite gets a bit carried away. We can almost picture the illustrations already, but we won't, because we've only just finished our Marmite bagel."
All we can say with any certainty is that if The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas has come from the brains of Tom and Dougie, then it's bound to be both funny, touching and just the right amount of gross. We're putting it on our Christmas list now!