The Secret Time Machine and the Gherkin Switcheroo

By Simone Lia
Illustrated by Simone Lia

A brand-new buddy comedy from the internationally renowned comic artist Simone Lia.

Marcus is in trouble. He didn’t think his friend Laurence would actually believe him when he said his super brainy aunt built the very first time machine. After all, he only invented the story in a spur of the moment bid to win a silly argument! Now how on earth will he make it come true? In this hilarious and quirky new adventure starring the most unlikely of friends – a worm and a bird – Simone Lia pulls out all the theatrical stops to create a perfectly brilliant and laugh-out-loud companion to They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School!

  • Marcus the worm and Laurence the bird are the perfect comedy duo. Their exploits will have children and adults alike wriggling with laughter.
  • Praise for: They Didn't Teach THIS in Worm School: "A joyfully surreal adventure and unexpectedly moving" Guardian
  • Simone has huge international appeal – They Didn't Teach THIS in Worm School has been translated into 10 languages worldwide.

About the author

Award-winning comic artist Simone Lia began painting and drawing in her dad's tool shed at the age of thirteen before going on to study at the University of Brighton and then the Royal College of Art. She has written comic strips for children and adults for numerous publications including The Observer with "Things That I've Learnt", "The Chip and Bean Quiz" in The Independent on Sunday and "Sausage and Carrots" in The DFC. She has also published graphic novels Fluffy and Please God, Find Me a Husband. Her work has been exhibited across Europe, including the Tate Britain. Simone lives and works in London. Find her online at and on Twitter as @simoneliadraws.

ISBN: 9781406363470
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Dimensions: 129 x 180mm, 192pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 09/10/19 at 01:51:11
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