Jay Jay Burridge on Dinos, Darth Vader and Dr Seuss
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.