Bradbury Public School student publishes first book

Published author: Bradbury Public School year 4 student Flynn Warren shows off his published children's book, Frankenfart. Picture: Jeff McGill
Published author: Bradbury Public School year 4 student Flynn Warren shows off his published children's book, Frankenfart. Picture: Jeff McGill

“The best story idea since Harry Potter.”

That’s how KIIS 106.5 radio hosts Will and Woody have described nine-year-old Woodbine boy Flynn Warren’s children’s book Frankenfart.

The Bradbury Public School student has been touted as Australia’s youngest published author following the radio station’s decision to send his story to print.

The hosts were left in stitches after Flynn described his story to them on the air.

Flynn never expected to end up with his own book when the story inspiration struck him.

Frankenfart is about a boy who gets hit by a machine and he becomes like a Frankenstein who farts a lot,” he said.

“I got the idea after looking at some Frankenstein videos on YouTube.

“Frankenfart saves the world with his farts.”

Flynn said he was “excited” to see his words in print and loved having Will and Woody visit his school to present him with a copy of the book, which was illustrated by Kev Gahan.

The imaginative youngster is already working on a sequel for his story, where Frankenfart battles evil bunnies.

He doesn’t have any other story ideas at this stage, but he enjoys playing with his creativity and imagination.

Mum Kristy Warren said she was incredibly proud of her clever son’s efforts.

“It’s amazing that this happened,” she said.

“He’s a creative kid and he has fun with the sorts of things all nine-year-old boys think about – farts and snot and other gross things.”

Ms Warren said she couldn’t believe it when KIIS FM decided to publish the book.

“They wanted to release it in time for Halloween,” she said.

“Flynn has taken the whole thing in his stride.

“He was most excited to meet Will and Woody moreso than having the book published.”

Ms Warren said 100 copies of Frankenfart had been printed and, if there was enough demand, the book could be made available at bookstores.

She said people interested in the story needed to contact KIIS FM via Facebook or Instagram to find out how to secure their own copy.

See more at kiis1065.com.au.