HELLO – So much is happening here and we are delighted to bring you all the news.

We must tell you that we have just completed final checks on the next TWO Albert picturebooks.. We can say NO more at this stage but they will be coming in 2022. We are thrilled with the way they look. We can’t wait to share more with you as soon as we are allowed.

We told you before we are up for an AWARD… The Bishops Stortford Picturebook Award for ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN. The award is run by the Bishops Stortford Festival of Literature which is overseen by Bishops Stortford College – a school in Hertfordshire.

Well, this week we went to visit not only the school.. but also the nearby Waterstone’s bookshop.

We had a grand day out in what surely should be named Bishops TORT-ford?

The bookshop was great and we will be returning there around the time of the festival in February 2022.

The school – actually the pre-prep school – with 130 or so pupils made our wrangler / writer bloke most welcome. He talked about real Albert, his tortoise, turtle and dinosaur cousins and he read Albert Upside Down in three sessions. Then he signed loads of books. And we mean LOADS for the pupils – and staff.

It really was a Grand Day out. We send Thanks to all at the shop and the school. We can’t wait to visit again.

We’re delighted to do such things .. If you fancy a visit – get in touch and we will see what we can do.

MORE news coming soon. Til next time…