Peter Millett loves writing humorous stories that the whole family can enjoy. His most popular NZ books are The Anzac Biscuit Man, Humpty Rugby and Moa's Ark, and his most well-known overseas titles are the Boy Zero Wannabe Hero and Johnny Danger series. His picture book The Anzac Puppy won the Children's Choice award at the 2015 NZ Book Awards.
I asked Peter Millett to tell us something positive, sad and interesting that occurred when writing the book.
1. Positive (happy) you discovered while writing/illustrating the book.
The people of Cannock Chase hold Kiwis in the highest regard and go out of their way to honour our WW1 contribution.
2. Sad (tragic) you discovered while writing/illustrating the book.
The tragic case of soldiers who died on the transport ships getting to the UK before seeing any action or training.
3. Interesting (that surprised you) you discovered while writing/illustrating the book.
Contacting a retired UK journalist who vividly remembered interviewing Fred Smith in 1965. Fred's excellent research helped inspire my book.