The design of this cover is more graphic than the scenes of recent Beano Book covers. The reverse cover is the same as the front, unlike the two-part gag covers of many other Beano annuals.
The final book of the decade opens with this introductory rhyme - half table of contents, half thank-you to the readers, it gives a great sneak peek at the pages to come!
This strip tied with Tim Traveller in the 1997 Comic Idol poll, as voted on by readers! Crazy for Daisy went on to run for over a decade.
Camp Cosmos was the runner up in the 1997 Comic Idol competition, but managed to get a one-off appearance in the 1999 Beano annual.
Text stories like Castle Hassle regularly appeared in the Bash Street Kids and Dennis the Menace annuals, but rarely in the flagship Beano Book.