Hello –

The very latest news from ALBERT HQ – with our friends Hugg ‘n’ Bugg. There is a lot going on (as you might have guessed from our last update).. No let up.

We’re delighted to say we’re on the road still visiting schools and bookshops in the run up to World Book Day on March 2 – and beyond.

We are picking up some nice pieces in newspapers too.

Like this in the Herts Advertiser about our upcoming visit to Wood End School in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. It’s a return visit thanks to the great librarian at the school. We are looking forward to it.

We also made headlines in the Luton News and the Luton Herald for another return visit – this time to Bramingham Primary School in Luton. One of the earliest friends of Albert the tortoise. Two years ago they made the first Albert book – ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN – a whole school text and we were amazed to see when we visited wall charts, posters, comic books, stories and drawings everywhere. It was wonderful.

As we said – all this is thanks to World Book Day on March 2 but we know that many schools mark the event on different days to fit with their own schedules.

With that in mind here’s a couple of early releases from us…

How about a suggestion on a possible ALBERT the tortoise costume…

You might think about wearing a BROWN JUMPER, you could (with permission) adapt a cycle helmet to put on your head. Then you could put a CUSHION up the back of the jumper to make a sort of shell shape .. OR if allowed you might adapt a rucksack or back pack to wear as a shell. It’s quite simple really. We’d love to see photos if you do dress as Albert.

Also, in readiness, we have prepared a message from writer bloke Ian Brown covering our ALBERT books and Hugg ‘n’ Bugg books.

May be an image of 1 person        May be an image of 1 person, standing and text that says 'Albert'

Any SCHOOLS or TEACHERS looking to use this .. please feel free.


NEW BOOKS have arrived at HQ..  the latest book featuring our chums Hugg – the hairy, messy snowman – and Bugg, the flea who doens’t like the cold. Their new adventure is called THE COMB.

We have books ahead of official publication on March 24.

May be an image of text that says 'ugg 'n' Bur The Comb Hugg 'n'B 'η' The Comb y 'n' The Com lan B Eoin Hugg The gg The Comb Hugg The Comb 'η' Buy 'n' Bugg lan Brown lanBrown& & Eoin Clarke GRAFFEG'

and – as ever with our books.. they’re not only available in English but also in WELSH..

May be an image of book and text that says 'Hugg The Comb 'n' Bugg Pitw a Cau. y Grib lan E ÛBown& Clark Brown Eoin lan Brown ac Eoin Clarke GRAFFEG bac'

Thanks for all the support. More news soon…

You can order all the Hugg ‘n’ Bugg books here.

Hugg 'n' Bugg