HELLO – We have been bursting to share this news for a little while .. and NOW we can.. We are UP for an actual AWARD! – Oh yes we are.

The first Albert the tortoise picturebook ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN has been shortlisted for the BISHOPS STORTFORD PICTUREBOOK AWARD. It’s run by the Bishops Stortford Festival of Literature run by Bishops Stortford College… A past winner was Oi Frog! – which is no mean picturebook.

We have all tortoise-fingers and toes crossed. We very much hope for a win come next February. That said, we send congratulations to all those shortlisted and our thanks to the organisers for including us.. from Illustrator Eoin Clarke, writer bloke Ian Brown and a certain Albert (tortoise).

Of course – we’re also in the running for another ward – thanks to the Cadogan Picturebook Friendship Award where we are currently long-listed.

It is all a bit much for us to take in. This rollercoaster ride keeps on rolling and gets ever more thrilling.

Thank you to everyone who is supporting us and the books – and Albert himself.

We are delighted to be being thought of.

Thank you – please do keep telling others about Albert, the picturebooks and Albert’s 2022 Calendar… We are soooo excited about this award news.

More news from us soon… Til next time…