Author(s): Nigel Smith
Nat's class is going on a week-long field trip to hunt for fossils. Cue mouldy log cabins, potholing, map reading and other totally boring geography-related stuff - all the things that Nat hates and Dad loves! Of course, he volunteers to come along with the class as a parent helper. Normally Nat would strictly forbid Dad's attendance, but he's finally applied for a 'proper' job - teaching survival skills to juvenile delinquents - which she really wants him to get, as it will keep him busy and stop him interfering in her life! But can Nat keep Dad on track during their week-long wilderness adventure?
Nigel Smith has been a journalist, busker, TV comedy producer and script writer, winning an award for his BBC 4 radio comedy, VENT, based on his own life-threatening brain illness. More importantly, he has been - and still is - an embarrassing Dad. Much like Nathalia Buttface, his three children are continually mortified by his ill-advised trousers, comedic hats, low quality jokes, poorly chosen motor vehicles, unique sense of direction and unfortunate ukulele playing. Unlike his hero Ivor Bumole, he doesn't write Christmas cracker jokes for a living. Yet.