Lulu Junior Author of the Month - Aidan Peay
When you think of superhero names, “Mr. Grandpa” may not be at the top of your list, but that might change after reading this story by Lulu Junior’s Author of the Month, Aidan Peay!
Aidan takes us on an action-packed ride with an accidental superhero, Mr. Grandpa, as they fight off the evil radioactive boogers they encounter in the story. If the idea of a grandpa as a superhero makes you laugh, you’re not alone.
“I thought that a Grandpa who was a superhero would be funny,” says Aidan. “I am always thinking up new characters for my books and comics.”
That may explain our unexpected hero, but what about the evil radioactive boogers?
“My Uncle, who is an artist, drew a picture for me of a monster. The monster reminded me of boogers and I thought booger monsters would make good villains,” says Aidan.
If boogers don’t make good villains, we don’t know what will.
Luckily, Mr. Grandpa isn’t alone in facing these terrifying monsters! His brave grandson, Jake, is by his side the whole time, harnessing the power of flatulence to destroy the evil creatures.
Although this is Aidan’s first published book, writing is nothing new to the 11-year old.
“My Grandma gave me the [Lulu Junior] kit for Christmas 2016,” said Aidan. “She knew how much I liked making up new stories and characters all the time.”
If you know a young author who loves creating their own worlds with exciting stories and unusual characters, Lulu Junior book-making kits are the perfect gift!
Need some inspiration to get started? Take this tip from our Author of the Month:
“Writing a story is hard work, but don't give up. Use your imagination!”
After conquering superheroes, time travel, and radioactive evil boogers, what’s next for Aidan?
“I really want to write a story about an evil sea creature army,” says the author.
Read the Full Interview:
When did you get your Lulu Junior kit? Who gave it to you?
My Grandma gave me the kit for Christmas 2016. She knew how much I liked making up new stories and characters all the time.
Have you always enjoyed writing?
Yes, I am always thinking up new characters for my book and comics.
What made you want to write about a boy and his grandfather?
I thought that a Grandpa who was a superhero would be funny.
How did you come up with the idea for the villains in the story?
My Uncle, who is an artist, drew a picture for me of a monster. The monster reminded me of boogers and I thought booger monsters would make good villains.
What was your favorite part of writing the story?
I really liked thinking up cool new characters and deciding how they would act in the story.
Do you have any advice for other young authors?
Writing a story is hard work, but don't give up. Use your imagination!
What will your next story be about?
I really want to write a story about an evil sea creature army.