HELLO – welcome to the very latest news from ALBERT the tortoise HQ .. with our good chums Hugg ‘n’ Bugg.
Lots going on…
Firstly real Albert is still sleeping but he’s in the thick of things…
He was just made “Poster Boy” for a tortoise group on Facebook.. Friendly Tortoise Keepers. What a thrill. He’s such a poser .. we can’t wait to let him know when he wakes up from his winter sleep.
More good news for ALBERT .. and our books inspired by him. It turns out that our most-loaned book in libraries in Ireland was ALBERT AND THE WIND with ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN in second spot. We support libraries and hope that you do too. Such wonderful local assets. And, of course, thanks to everyone who loans our books.
Another honour – that could get better.. we are on the Long List for the Childrens Literature Festival Book Award with our picturebook ALBERT AND THE POND. They posted about it this week. We are very proud. Of course, we hope to go a bit further.
You know how we love to see YOUR Book Reviews and comments on our goodies. The picturebooks, Board Book and Activity Book plus t shirts, tote bags, colouring sheets… We’ve had some super feedback recently.
Two lovely comments via Facebook….
Thank you .. please keep posting and sharing.
Then.. we had a super Review from Book Blogger The Strawberry Post about our activity book ALBERT PUZZLES AND COLOURING – calling the book LOVELY and HOURS OF FUN.. among many other nice comments in a 5 strawberry-rated review. Thank you!
Finally a little update on our upcoming TOUR of Wales.. or part of Wales.
It’s half-term and we’re thrilled to be part of the Bridgend Children’s Literature Festival from February 12.. we’ve also lined up some extra storytime events at Waterstone’s in Carmarthen and Swansea…
For the festival… Please check Awen Libraries website to book your spot and for full details.
Monday February 12 we are at y Nyth, Bryngarw Country Park… from 11:30am.
On Tuesday February 12 from 1pm we are at Waterstones bookshop Swansea…
On Wednesday February 14 .. for Valentine’s Day .. come fall in love with ALBERT and Hugg ‘n’ Bugg at Waterstone’s bookshop in Carmarthen from 1pm..
On Thursday February 15 from 11:30am we’re at Porthcawl Library …
That afternoon from 2:30pm we’re at Bettws Library.
On Saturday February 17 from 2:30pm we are at Maesteg Library.
We hope to see some of you somewhere on that list for Storytelling, tortoises, dinosaurs, yetis and giveaways … with ALBERT and Hugg ‘n’ Bugg.
More news from us soon.. Lots of news.
Thanks for all the support. We are most grateful. Til next time…