HELLO -Welcome to the very latest news from the world of ALBERT the tortoise and our chums Hugg ‘n’ Bugg the messy yeti and the mountain flea.
Lots has been happening .. Let’s get stuck in.
First off, a great NEW Review for our picturebook ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN. One of our favourite Reviews of all time, possibly.
If anyone else celebrates reading ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN by laying on the floor and screaming STUCK – we’d love to hear about it. What a great reaction to the book.
Please do keep Posting YOUR Reviews for the Albert titles – ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN, ALBERT AND THE WIND, ALBERT SUPERSIZE & ALBERT IN THE AIR.
We’ve been on our travels too… Last minute signing of Albert books in bookshops for those last minute shoppers seeking Christmas gifts.
We were delighted to visit local indie bookshop Jo’s Bookshop in North Chingford once more to sign a fresh stack of all titles…
Thanks to Jo and the team.
Also on our travels to Kent to Waterstone’s in the Bluewater shopping centre. Signed a stack of ALBERT IN THE AIR books – and sold a stack too. Thanks to Mihaela, Katie, Anna and the team.
The Festive Albert-lookalike has been coming with us too… He likes a day out.
Next stop was at Waterstone’s in St Albans, Hertfordshire to sign more ALBERT IN THE AIR – and to sell a load there too. Thanks to everyone who came along and to Kerry and team.
Our last pre-Christmas event is chatting with Charlie Burley at BBC Radio Nottingham all things ALBERT picturebooks and Hugg ‘n’ Bugg picturebooks.
It’s a busy – but wonderful – way to wind up a most eventful year for us …
Now FOUR ALBERT the tortoise picturebooks OUT.. the new series of Hugg ‘n’ Bugg picturebooks has started with FINDING HOME.. a copy event went to Mount Everest Base Camp as part of a sponsored trek with Bookmark Reading Charity.
and we are already working on more titles of each series. Thanks to our Publishers Graffeg… We have visited so many places, met so many people and travelled a lot of miles.
MASSIVE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED US, SUPPORTED US, BOUGHT US, BOOKED US, MADE US A COFFEE… we are truly most grateful.
Folks – IF you can, think about helping the organisations we support.. Sofa Cushion Challenge and California Turtle and Tortoise Club (Valley) who do good work to help sick and injured turtles and tortoises. .
Also Bookmark Reading Charity who aim to “let every child read” gifting books to schools and placing volunteers to help children with reading skills and confidence.
To YOU ALL .. to the BOOKSHOPS, BOOKSELLERS, LIBRARIES, LIBRARIANS, SCHOOLS, PUPILS, TEACHERS AND STAFF, BLOGGERS, NEWSPAPERS, RADIO STATIONS, PRESENTERS, TV NEWS, OUR FRIENDS, FANS, FOLLOWERS.. everyone we have come across from ALBERT, Hugg ‘n’ Bugg, Wrangler-Writer bloke and Illustrator bloke, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
More from us soon .. Til next time…