HELLO – it has been an amazing week.. we have sooo much to share with you.

Thursday was WORLD BOOK DAY .. In its 25th year this great initiative encourages the shared experience of reading.. Of course, these days, a lot of children dress up as book or cartoon or comic book characters to go to school.

As you know, with our Albert picturebooks out ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN and ALBERT AND THE WIND, we have been asked to visit a lot of schools recently.. and this week was super busy to help primary schools mark World Book Day.

Since we kickstarted our Book Day events a couple of weeks ago we have now visited more than 2,600 pupils!!! More to come as we are still on tour.

On Monday we were off to St Albans in Hertfordshire again to visit 120 pupils at Mandeville School. A great visit to meet some lovely children with top questions and great enthusiasm.


On Wednesday we were in Leyton in East London on the first part of a two stage visit to Barclay Primary School. The school is shared over two sites. Leyton has 800 pupils who were introduced to the World of Albert the tortoise..  Talks, readings and workshops. Thanks to all involved for a great visit.

Thursday was World Book Day itself and we were at Handsworth Primary in Highams Park, East London visiting 210 pupils with talks and readings about Albert – real and picturebook. Some great costumes were witnessed. Some top questions asked.

On Friday we were with 350 pupils at the second site for Barclay Primary in Walthamstow, East London. More talks, readings and workshops with some great pupils. Thank you to all involved.

We also made headlines.. with a write-up in the Ilford Recorder about our schools tour and, in particular, our visit a while ago to Beal High School in Ilford.

There wa salso a BIG official announcement from the Albert book series publishers Graffeg..  The official COVER REVEAL of the third Albert adventure.. ALBERT SUPERSIZE… Publishing as paperback on April 7… You can order the book now online.

We’re also thrilled to say that having launched our Albert T shirts and Tote bags, we are starting to receive pictures and poses from you – and we want to see MORE please. Keep sending them in… It is great to see the Albert books, apparel, calendars .. in the wild or in a specially posed image. Keep sending and sharing. All available via the Albert website shop.


The book / schools tour continues. We will have more news soon. Thank you for all the support. Til next time…