IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE DINOSAURS HAD NEVER DIED OUT.
IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE DINOSAURS HAVE SURVIVED AND EVOLVED…
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF SUPERSAURS.
Bea’s parents went missing eleven years ago. So when her grandmother and godfather suddenly decide on a trip to the remote Indonesian islands of Aru, to see the elusive Raptors of Paradise, Bea starts asking questions. But the more questions Bea asks, the more trouble comes their way. Was the journey a big mistake, or the beginning of an epic adventure?
The World of Supersaurs: Raptors of Paradise is the first of a major six-book series launching in 2017. It is written by Jay Jay Burridge who studied Fine Art Sculpture at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. For his degree show he made a forty-foot-long, self-assembled dinosaur skeleton out of MDF.
After graduating in 1994, he took over from the legendary children’s TV presenter Tony Hart writing and co-presenting the TV art show SMart for the BBC. This grew into three spin-off series and touring live shows. After eight years with the BBC, Jay turned his attention to a career in commercial art for brands such as Sony, Adidas, and Levis. It was not long before he started up his own custom-made deluxe trucker cap brand, Lucky Seven Caps.
In the summer of 2010 he returned to his favourite dinosaurs and exhibited his supersaurs sculptures in a one man show in Beverly Hills, LA. The enormous 8,000 square-foot space was filled with 15 full-sized supersaurs. With his friend Jamie Oliver, he co-created the pop up “Dinersaur Diner”, situated in the heart of Piccadilly Circus.
Jay lives in Oxfordshire with his family.