By Chris Bran and Justin Chubb
From the creators of This is Jinsy, a fun, fast-paced adventure for children of all ages
Publication date: Spring 2019Buy
Signed Jinsy DVD (20 Available)
Jinsy Map Print
Original Artwork (20 available)
Signed Jinsy Script (32 available)
Name a Character (2 Available)
Robot Day Out
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When Freddy Bird’s genius-inventor Dad goes missing, he and best friend Minnie find themselves plunged into mortal danger, pursued by dangerous thugs, deadly mechanical birds and a sinister businessman with an incredible shark-like car.
But when the children discover a secret tunnel where Freddy’s father has hidden parts of an amazing robot, they decide to outwit their enemies by putting the droid together - a droid that looks just like Freddy’s Dad...
Dad Droid is a fun, funny and fast-paced adventure for children of all ages, including people aged 12.5 and 93 year olds. It may contain nuts (and bolts).
Chris Bran and Justin Chubb are writers and comedians, originally from the Channel Islands and friends since school. They began working together on comedy sketches for Radio 4 and are best known for creating and starring in the series ‘This is Jinsy’ for SKY ATLANTIC, which ran for two series and was nominated both for a Rose D’Or and a British Comedy Award.
A Fur Coat And Two Odd Shoes
‘Why do you always walk on the other side of the street to your Dad?’ Minnie asked in her high, sing-songy voice, which sounded exactly like a small ginger-haired girl with glasses who lived next door (which is what she was).
Freddy glanced across to where a lanky man in a ladies fur coat was striding down the pavement opposite, lifting his legs very high like a deranged horse.
‘Because I don’t want to be seen with him. He’s so embarrassing,’ said Freddy. He straightened his school blazer, which was very clean and neat.
In fact everything about Freddy was clean and neat. His blond hair was cut perfectly straight across his forehead. Even the mole on his chin was exactly in the middle.
Something struck his cheek. Minnie was picking bits off a pine comb and pinging them at him as they walked to school.
‘Why’s he wearing different-coloured shoes?’ She went on, nodding towards his father again.
‘I don’t know.’
‘What’s he doing with his legs?’
‘I don’t know.’
‘Why has he just walked into that lamppost?’
All these were valid questions. Freddy turned to explain but as he did so his Dad leaned round the lamppost he’d collided with and shouted across, ‘DID YOU REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR UNDERPANTS, FREDDY?!’
- 8th November 2018 Special Edition
As you know, Dad Droid is now fully funded. Hurray! A big 'thank-you-much' to everyone who's got us published! This is just to let you know that the supporters list closes at midnight on December 3rd, so now is your last chance to get hold of a Special Edition of the book. So, why not buy one for a friend? Or the friend of a friend? Or your neighbour's uncle? Or Mr Forpeson, that retired Geography…7th April 2018 98% funded! We're soooooooo close!
Thank you to everyone who has supported Dad Droid.
We’re now 98% funded!
We're soooooooo close!
c & j x6th April 2018 92% Funded! Nearly there!
Bigly-much-thanx and warm-handrubbings to you all for getting us 92% funded!
As you can see from the photo, we are enjoying the start of The Bloom Season, in traditional fashion, by balancing small versions of ourselves on our heads. (Remember, it's still not too late to start!). Please do spread the word to human people that you think might like Dad Droid, and let's see if we can…31st October 2017 16 more signed Jinsy scripts available now!
Daily greet! 16 more signed Jinsy scripts have been added to our rewards! If you’ve already pledged and would like one of these, you can upgrade your pledge in your Unbound account. Just sign in, go to ‘Supported Projects’ and click the ‘Upgrade / Donate’ button. Thanks! c & j x13th October 2017 75% funded! + big pencils!
The Droid is nearly complete! Hurray!
Another 25% and we can add its ears, thumbs, left foot and a couple of elbows.
Thank you to all those who have pledged so far. If you have any friends who like books, robots, or books and robots at the same time, please let them know about 'DAD DROID' and ask them to pledge on it.
Below is a photo of us writing the actual book, which can be a very…12th August 2017 70% funded! + Signed and numbered Jinsy map prints still available!
Wow! We're now 70% funded! Thank you all so much for your support. Don't forget the newest addition to our rewards; signed and numbered Jinsy map prints! Please share / retweet / shout over the fence to your neighbour! 'Dad Droid' could soon be a reality!
c & j x
A sudden buzzing from above made Freddy duck as the cat, strapped into a harness underneath a miniature airship, whizzed past…7th August 2017 Dad Droid is Two-thirds funded!
Thanks for all your pledges. We're now two-thirds funded! Hoorah!
There's still a signed Jinsy DVD available as well as some signed Jinsy maps, detailing famous island landmarks such as 'Goat World', 'Burysomcorpsis Bay' and 'Slapper's Rock'.
There's also still an opportunity to name two characters in the book and for a robot-themed day out with us in London.
If you know anyone who…1st February 2017 Our visit to Mrs Tibb-Untwill
Hello and welcome to our shed. Squeeze in!
When we had the idea for ‘Dad Droid’, we knew we wanted it to be an adventure story that would be funny, exciting and hopefully a bit moving too. So we immediately jumped on a bus to East Croydon and visited an incredible woman called Mrs Tibb-Untwill, who trained us up as novelists, over many months, using cake and a large stick. Mrs Tibb-Untwill had…
These people are helping to fund Dad Droid.
Rhel ná DecVandé
Clive Le Tissier
Nate and Alec Banner