HELLO – welcome to the latest from Albert HQ…  It is HOT again. Very hot currently and real Albert has new protocols.. Shade, baths and late feeds (when it’s cooler) .. It is working. Take care yourselves!

Loads occurring however…

A quick reminder as it’s warm and it’s still summer.. You can get Albert T shirts in two designs .. range of styles and sizes at the Albert website shop. Tore bags too.

We’re in the midst of our summer / school holidays bookshop tour with Albert the tortoise picturebook storytime (a catchy title, we think..) We told you about our great visits recently to St Albans and Bluewater… Now we have been to Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire. Thanks to all who came along, listened – asked great questions and bought books.

Also thanks to ALL the Waterstone’s stores inviting us to come along. We’ve already been invited to do more at Bluewater shopping centre and at Bishop’s Stortford. More details when we have them.

Now we’re off to CORNWALL to visit Waterstone’s bookshop in Truro.. The shop made a great poster. We love it.

TUESDAY AUGUST 16 FROM 11:30am…  Come along if you can.

Next stop will be MAIDSTONE in Kent..  We’re due at the Waterstone’s there on SATURDAY AUGUST 20 from 11am… Again.. do come along if you can..

We’ve had another great invitation.. You’ve heard of Scarecrows? But have you heard of Scare-TORTOISES? We’ve been invited to attend an amazing event The High Wych Scarecrow Festival in September where the theme this year is tortoises.. and residents have been busy make giant tortoise scare-crows…

These are just some. We’ll be there on Saturday September 10 (the event runs Saturday and Sunday) at High Wych in Hertfordshire and all the scarecrows are displayed around gardens and other area. .

We’re looking forward to seeing even more of these amazing tortoises.

We love to receive YOUR pictures and we love this of a young Albert fan trying to recreate a scene from the Albert picturebook ALBERT AND THE WIND. Albert is trying to stop his food blowing away so he sits on it. This fan decided to put some food on the tortoise.. it’s a very close re-enactment, we thing. Thank you .. Please keep sharing your pictures with  us.


News too..  BOOK 4 Albert is coming.. In October..  It can be pre-ordered now at online shops or from our publisher Graffeg and it will be on the Albert website shop soon.

We’ll be sharing loads more about it soon.

Thanks as ever for ALL your support.. Please keep telling others all about Albert.

More from us very soon.. Til next time…