I love fantasy - any kind of fairy tales, mythology or crazy invented wackiness.
But I also chortle when a book manages to reference real life.
I loved the use of 'Henopoly' in Chicken Nugget (Michelle Robinson and Tom McLaughlin)
This poster in Spaghetti with the Yeti (Charlotte Gillain, Adam Gillain and Lee Wildish) made me laugh with its X Files reference:
And who could fail to giggle at a line of royal underpants in The Queen's Knickers (Nicholas Allan)?
Lauren Beard and I try to squeeze as many real life references as we can into our fairy tales. In the latest Fairytale Hairdresser, Beauty and the Beast, we've got:
And even a nod to musical genres
But can you guess which musical style/performer each outfit represents? And, more importantly, can you please settle the row between my husband and me - is Number 1 Rude Boy or Pete Docherty?