Those of you who are familiar with Barry's work - the Invisible Fiends series, The 13th Horseman, The Book of Doom among several others - will know what to expect, but for those of you new to Mr Hutchison, hold onto your hats. You're in for a rollercoaster ride of thrills and spills, laughs galore, quite a bit of rude stuff, quite a bit of scary stuff and a cast of characters radiating eccentricity - all fantastically illustrated by the great Chris Mould.
The Shark-Headed Bear Thing is perfect for readers from 7 years upwards - and we include the 10+ brigade in that. They'll love the humour and anarchy, and the dark surprises too...
Why not read the opening pages for yourself here - courtesy of Barry's publisher, Nosy Crow.
You can visit Barry's excellent website here - but he's unlikely to have updated it today, as he'll have been recovering from a marathon tour of local schools yesterday. He visited every single primary in and around Fort William where he lives - and the children loved it!