Jonathan Cape welcomes a remarkable new graphic novelist with the potential to be as popular as Raymond Briggs.
Trevor Gristle lives in Merton with his mum and dad and sister. He lives in a world of his own, dreaming of superheroes, and his stories are not always believed by his family. So when he returns home one day with a giant seven-foot-tall insatiably greedy spotted rat called Ratman, Trevor is over the moon and the rest of the Gristles for once are forced to believe him. From this starting point Paul Wright tells and illustrates a brilliantly funny and surreal tale. His drawing is superb, his imagination knows no bounds and his satirical eye is as sharp as a knife. If ever a book was destined to become a classic it is 'Smelling A Rat'.