I first met Tommy Donbavand several years ago when we were both presenting at a conference for Renaissance Learning. I'd already heard of Tommy's books, they were popular loans in my school library, the boys I worked with absolutely loved them. Tommy's presentation was absolutely hilarious, he is such an entertaining, engaging speaker, I even forgave him for wrapping me up in toilet roll to play a mummy during a subsequent meeting. Tommy has been very supportive of the international collaborative writing project I run, even filming a video as his story starter one year :
The news of Tommy's throat cancer came as a real shock, and I can't imagine what having no voice means to this eloquent funny dear man. I'm not going to review just one of Tommy's books, instead I'd like to recommend a series, Space Hoppers. These are quick but not necessarily particularly easy reads, perfect for reluctant readers that want a book to be fast paced and not too long. They are all full of Tommy's irrepressible humour and are all fun reads but you may find 'Undead of Uranus' is particularly popular....especially with primary age children. Look out for the zombie rabbit and enjoy the gross out thought of biting zombies in order to turn them back into human beings!
Tommy is a proud man and this dreadful disease is taking away his ability to provide for the family he so obviously adores but you can help. Any amount you can spare on Tommy's Patreon giving page would be very much appreciated and the resources subscribers are being sent are top notch and very useful.
Get well soon Tommy, so many people are thinking of you and willing you to recover, sending multitudes of hugs from me over t'internet.
My blog is a collection of thoughts and I hope you will learn something about me from the ramblings as well as finding some useful links. I'm Bev Humphrey and I'm a Literacy, School Libraries and Technology Consultant. I am self employed so views expressed are solely my own.
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