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Dean Rankine
Author | Illustrator | Grade 3-Year 8

Dean Rankine is a Ledger and Stanley Award winning comic book artist and writer best known for his work on Simpsons Comics. His other credits include; Futurama, Rick and Morty, Invader Zim, Underdog, Oggy and the Cockroaches, I Hate Fairyland and The Riverdale Diaries : Starring Veronica. He’s the illustrator on the Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony series – written by Magda Szubanski. And the writer/illustrator on the book series – Death Metal Emo Elves. He likes watching cat videos.

Books by Dean Rankine

Death Metal Emo Elves: Book 1

Best Suited 8-12 Years
When tragedy threatens Emo’s gherkin-height chances at the prestigious Battle of the Bands a mysterious encounter with an Elfender Spellcaster might just save his people from a lifetime of Polk music and raise the most Elvish of All to rock more than his comfy chair

The Magic Pick of Awesomeness: Death Metal Emo Elves Book 2

Best Suited 8-12 Years
Laugh-out-loud with the Death Metal Emo Elves These small characters have big personalities and nothing will stop the Battle of the Bands

The Battle of the Bands State Finals are looming and after the stir at the semis Emo will do ANYTHING to rock hard and be generally awesome in every way.

When a mysterious figure offers Emo the chance of a lifetime no amount of perilous perils will stand in his way. Its time to take the Highway to Hell.

COMING SOON! Death Metal Emo Elves: Death Metal Emo Elves Book 3

Best Suited 8-12 Years
Its FINALLY HAPPENED They’ve hit the big time But Elvie knows nothing worth doing is ever THIS easy. Will Emo and the band listen to her in time or will they elvishly rock out in the hardest way possible Get ready for an explosive adventure.

Can You Find the Easter Bunny?

Best Suited 5+ Years
The Easter Bunny has been tirelessly getting chocolate Easter eggs ready to deliver to children all around the world, but now he’s exhausted! He decides to take a day off to relax and recharge … but he’s forgotten about the big exam at school today. Will he get back in time?

Mrs Snitch is a Witch

Best Suited 4-9 Years
Mrs Snitch is a witch.or is she Find out in this be witch ing, fun and quirky book with a punchline from the award winning writer and illustrator Dean Rankine.

Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony and the Poo of Excitement (Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony Book 1)

Best Suited 8+ Years
Timmy is rude. He’s lazy. He’s ALWAYS cranky. And he’s also one of the most FAMOUS ponies in all the known world! Until one day when…POO HAPPENS. Surely one little poo of excitement can’t ruin Timmy’s life. Can it? Yes, it can. Find out how in the funniest new series by award-winning comedian and author Magda Szubanski!

Bite Me! (Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony Book 2)

Best Suited 8+ Years
If you thought pooing on everyone was bad, then STICK AROUND! Coz things are about to get WAAAAAY worse for TIMMY. Now he’s the MOST HATED thing in the world—people hate him more than brussels sprouts and stinky cheese… even more than wedgies! And now he’s ON THE RUN!

The Great Escape Fartist (Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony Book 3)

Best Suited 8+ Years
Timmy has really hit ROCK BOTTOM! He’s been sent to THE PITS—the darkest, scariest place under Earth! He needs to find a way out. But only one pony has EVER managed… a GREAT ESCAPE. Now Timmy’s planning a greatER escape! Surely it’s not that hard to get outta there?!

The Farts and the Furious (Timmy the Ticked Off Pony Book 4)

Best Suited 8+ Years
Timmy is trying to get into poser land, an exclusive place only for the most famous ponies in the world! It’s a club so hard to get into, it’s in outer space! But in space, no-one can hear you scream arrrrrggggghhhhh! Find out if there’s anyone more special and famous than Timmy in the funniest series by award-winning comedian and author, Magda Szubanski. Illustrated by Dean Rankine.

A Funny Thing Happened to… Simon Sidebottom (Book 1)

Best Suited 7-12 Years
It’s the final day of school holidays and the only thing Simon Sidebottom wants to do is enjoy his last hours of freedom. But Simon’s mum has other plans, and they all involve shopping for school shoes with Simon’s snotty-faced little sister. And then a funny thing happens . . .

A hilarious, gross, laugh-out-loud, choose-your-own-adventure book.

Too Cool For School (A Funny Thing Happened to… Simon Sidebottom Book 2)

Best Suited 7- 12 Years
It’s the first day back at school and things are going from BAD to EMBARRASSINGLY BAD for Simon Sidebottom. Can things get any worse? Yes! Because YOU get to choose what happens next. Will Simon be undone by Principal Fart-Smells? Will his teacher, Miss Giraffe, meet a ferrety end? Will Simon have his hair vacuumed off by the creepy school cleaner?

Camp Cruddly (A Funny Thing Happened to… Simon Sidebottom Book 3)

Best Suited 7-12 Years
SIMON’S HAVING A BAD…AN EVEN WORSE DAY Simon’s class is heading off on their annual school trip to Camp Cruddly. This isn’t just a bad day, this is a grade-A, category-five, send-in-the-navy-seal-black-op-ninjas Sidebottom emergency! YOU get to choose just how weird it all gets. Will Simon be swallowed up by a disgusting hairball? Will Larry Barry save Simon from ferocious toe-nibbling eels? Will Simon discover the hidden pathway that reveals Principals Fart-Smells’ biggest secret yet? YOU CHOOSE!

Brock the Croc

Best Suited 6-12 Years
Brock the Croc lives in a thriving swamp. As the only crocodile, he loves attention and parties all day. Brock rides his motorbike, holds extravagant swamp discos, and plays electric guitar. But when humans set up a worksite next to the swamp, Brock and his friends learn their home is set to be filled-in with concrete! The animals all turn to Brock to save them, but has he been exaggerating his achievements? Will he be able to live up to his reputation and stop the humans from destroying the swamp forever?

My Dad Is An Animal

Best Suited 3+ Years
A cheeky book about a cheeky kid comparing his dad to a menagerie of smelly, hairy animals! Dads and kids will have lots of fun reading this book together.

Itty Bitty Bunnies

Best Suited 16+ Years
The Itty Bitty Bunnies (Phil and Tyrone) make a deal with the Devil, awaken the magical B**g Genie, start a food fight that turns homicidal, and do lots and LOTS of d**gs.

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