Nick Toczek and Paul Cookson
Nick Toczek works as a poet, storyteller, magician, journalist, lecturer, political researcher, novelist and stand-up comedian. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, and even school text books. He works extensively in schools and is a tireless self-publicist. He is the author of Never Stare at a Grizzly Bear and Kick It! and has compiled Join In or Else and Toothpaste Trouble – all published by Macmillan.
Paul Cookson spends most of his time visiting schools, performing his poetry and helping children to write their own poems. He is also a freelance illustrator specializing in cartoons. He lives in Retford, Nottinghamshire. Paul has compiled several books for Macmillan, including: The Works, The Works 3 and The Works 5. He also has his own collection, Give Us a Goal! He supports Everton.