Jay Jay Burridge on Dinos, Darth Vader and Dr Seuss

Jay Jay Burridge, author and creative, is bringing dinosaurs back to life. His epic six part book series, 'Supersaurs', (books 1 and 2 are out now) tells the tale of what would happen if dinosaurs were still walking the earth. They have an augmented reality aspect and come complete with illustrations that will burst to life with the use of the Supersaur app. Intrigued? So were we, which is why we have invited him along to Barnes to talk more about his passion for dinosaurs, how they were first discovered and what they might be like if they really had survived and evolved.

Jay Jay Burridge with the first book in his epic six part series

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival: What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Jay Jay Burridge: I’ve always wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember.

BCLF: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

JJB: “Never underestimate the power of the force” – Darth Vader.

BCLF: And the worst?

JJB: “Trust me”.

BCLF: My favourite word is:

JJB: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. It’s the place with the longest name in Britain and for some reason I can say it perfectly!

BCLF: My greatest fear is:

JJB: Climate change.

BCLF: My hidden talent is:

JJB: I can make over 100 things out of a paper plate.

BCLF: Favourite book as a child?

JJB: Am I allowed to say all the Tintin adventures?

BCLF: Who is your favourite literary villain?

JJB: ‘The Grinch’ by Dr Seuss

BCLF: Tell us a joke

JJB: Why did the T.Rex cross the road? Because chickens hadn’t evolved yet.

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