Hello and welcome to the latest news from ALBERT the tortoise HQ – with our good friends Hugg ‘n’ Bugg.

Loads going on..

Real Albert is still acclimatising to waking up. It’s not the best of weather so warm baths are helping. He has started to eat and is eating a bit more each day .. all good news. We just need spring to kick in.

You know how we love to see YOUR pictures of our goodies.. We received a great picture of our picturebook ALBERT AND THE SHED in the wild .. in Waterstone’s bookshop at Victoria, London. Brilliant. Please keep sharing and sending us your pics.

Thursday March 7 is World Book Day – and we hope all our readers have a day of Happy Reading. Please share any pictures of you in costume or with our books.. we love it.

We have started a run of school visits tied to Book Day and it was fab to return to lovely Alphablocks Nursery and Pre-prep in Hadley Wood. We had a great time with our ALBERT the tortoise and Hugg n Bugg picturebooks storytime. Thanks to everyone involved… and especially thanks for the brilliant salad made for Albert which we are sharing with him each day.



The visit prompted a run of headlines – we’re pleased to say… in the Barnet Times series of papers, Enfield Independent, Barking and Dagenham Post, Breaking News Network and This Is Local London.


We’re off to some more amazing schools over coming days .. and we’re also coming to the radio. Keep an eye on our social media for updates.

We are thrilled to say that the NEW Hugg ‘n’ Bugg picturebook THE SURPRISE is coming soon…  Offcially out on March 14… we are delighted to say you can order now. Available as ebook, animated ebook and paperback…  Here are some images .. and a little Trailer to enjoy.

You can order books here :

Hugg 'n' Bugg: The Surprise




More soon.. Til next time…