Author(s): David Mackintosh
What if you could have a handy stand-in to do all the things that you don't want to do? Lincoln Green has a double, someone who looks just like him, a match. SNAP! Lincoln's own mother can't tell the difference between him and...You Know Who. Which is great for Lincoln Green. He has much more important things to do than tidying up, putting away and sorting out, so they're all going on the list for his trusty stand-in. But Lincoln Green's not the only one who doesn't like doing things they don't like doing...It's not long before You Know Who has teamed up with Billy the Kid Next Door, which is a lot more fun than doing things for Lincoln Green, that's for sure. And that's when Lincoln Green finds himself in BIG trouble...!
PRAISE FOR THE FRANK SHOW: "The story delivers a positive message with subversive wit and charm" - The Irish Times "A quirky book that bridges the age gap" - Junior Magazine "Mackintosh's anarchic illustrations are hilarious but there's a serious point about how much the older generation has to offer children, including loads of fun." - The Herald Praise for MARSHALL ARMSTRONG IS NEW TO OUR SCHOOL: "Utterly unpredictable from one page to the next, this is a seriously funny book." The Independent On Sunday "I think this book is fantastic because I can read it myself and I love the pictures and the way it looks. The story is really, really good and fantastic because it's strange and weird." Child's review on the Guardian's children's book site.
David Mackintosh lives in the city, with one cactus and no tumbleweeds. He has long wanted to write a book with a western theme, and enjoys watching old films about singing cowboys, especially when a station wagon appears amongst the horses. At last count, he has one green checked shirt, three pairs of jeans, and a hundred cowboy films. He never makes the bed (cowboys don't), but loves mowing yards, reading comics and drinking sarsaparilla.