HELLO .. welcome to the latest news from ALBERT the tortoise HQ and our friends Hugg ‘n’ Bugg.

The Christmas countdown is on..  We are urging anyone looking to gift ALBERT books or Hugg n Bugg books to sort them soon. Closing dates for online deliveries are closing in. Also please get into local bookshops if you can.

As a reminder, Available Now are six ALBERT picturebooks.. ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN, ALBERT AND THE WIND, ALBERT SUPERSIZE, ALBERT IN THE AIR, ALBERT AND THE POND, ALBERT AND THE SHED, Board Book ALBERT and his Friends plus our puzzle / activity book ALBERT PUZZLES AND COLOURING.

Also out are Hugg n Bugg picturebooks FINDING HOME and THE COMB.

There have been some Christmassy goings-on at Albert HQ .. with our Dinosaur, yeti and stunt tortoise friends posing a bit…

Author bloke has been posing too..

We had some lovely feedback from our time with Bootle Children’s Literary Festival .. they event did telly-style credits and everything. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Bootle .. Thanks to everyone involved.


We had a sort of early gift .. in the shape of Korean versions of the first two Albert picturebooks ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN and ALBERT AND THE WIND ..

They’re now on Sale in South Korea and it was a real Wow moment to see them in the flesh.

So the Albert books are now available in English, Welsh and Korean…

We donned the tinsel to head to our local indie bookshop Jo’s Bookshop in Chingford. Always a delight to visit and sign a fresh batch of Albert and Hugg n Bugg books.

Not long to the big Festive events now. Real Albert sleeps on. But we will have more news soon.

Thank you – as ever – for all the support you show. It is very much appreciated.

Til next time…