The poor ice-cream wizard has lost his wand. Wilf, the witch's dog, and his friends are determined to help him find it. But where can it be? Sly Cat and Tricky Toad know, but they won't say. It's up to Wilf to help the wizard or he and his friends will never taste the delicious magical ice cream ever again!
A childhood passion for books, radio and cinema set Frank Rodgers on the road to being a writer and artist. Today, he is the author/illustrator of almost fifty books for children, covering a wide age range from picture books through books for older readers to a novel for teenagers.
Born- Holytown, Lanarkshire, 1944
Jobs- Art Teacher, driver, musician
First Book- Who's Afraid of The Ghost Train?, 1988
As a child, Frank Rodgers was impressed by Frank Hampson's drawings for the original Dan Dare- Pilot of the Future strips and Mervyn Peake's illustrations for Treasure Island. At school, he was generally in the market to swap things for American comics. Inspired by radio shows like The Goons and Journey Into Space, he wrote plays and pressganged family and friends into the cast. Already, he was thinking up - and drawing - all kinds of characters. He studied Silversmithing and Jewellery at Glasgow School of Art and became an Art Teacher, in his spare time writing pop songs and two stage musicals. His first foray into publishing was as an illustrator of other writers' work, most notably Humphrey Carpenter's Mr Majeika books. In 1987, he left teaching to become a full-time writer and illus