The Wreck of the Diddley by Fatcat and Fishface
The Wreck of the Diddley tells the story of a ship that is cheerfully battered and sunk. This delightfully grim story from local talent Fatcat and Fishface features illustrations by Stephen Templer. It also includes an animated DVD of the song.
Since 1997 mysterious duo Fatcat and Fishface have produced a self-proclaimed ‘outlaw’ collection of music for kids (and adults). It is music that delights in not always looking at the bright side of life. Fatcat and Fishface are New Zealand musicians who write and record witty, highly original and wonderfully catchy songs for children. Often naughty, always funny, they have built up a strong following among parents and children who appreciate their unique and high quality music.
The Wreck of the Diddley was originally a song; a devilishly dark pirate’s tale, that winds up badly off Island Bay. Inspired by the success of an animated version of this song, Fatcat and Fishface enlisted acclaimed illustrator Stephen Templer to turn this song into a book, which he has done in his exuberant and marvelously colourful way.
Accompanying the book is a DVD of the animated version of The Wreck of The Diddley, so that all readers, young and old, can enjoy this musical tale. This is a superb and original production, blending world-class illustration with the best in children’s music.
Author: Fatcat and Fishface
Illustrator: Stephen Templer
This product is also available for purchase in store at Wellington Museum.