Birthdays, Competitions, Reviews, Headlines

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

Lots going on.. let’s dive straight in.

We told you last time about our fab visit to John Stainer Community Primary School in Brockley, Lewisham, London.

They sent us more action shots of the storytime visit… Thanks to everyone involved.


The school was also wonderful in talking about our visit in a report in their weekly newsletter… Saying : MUCH EXCITEMENT AROUND THE SCHOOL…  ALL WERE VERY INSPIRED…

Once again..  thank you to all the staff and pupils. A great visit.

We’ve been getting more nice feedback  online in the comments on our social media. Please remember..  we’re on twitter/ X.. facebook, insta and all over the place. Also tiktok. We love to receive your comments on our books, t shirts, tote bags and anything else. In recent comments we heard how three grandsons enjoy the Hugg ‘n’ Bugg stories so much… Also another grandson loves both Hugg ‘n’ Bugg and Albert books and another comment said they liked all our books. Thank you so much.

Last time we mentioned the official publication of the NEW Hugg ‘n’ Bugg picturebook THE SURPRISE… and we’ve started to get some lovely feedback to that. Book Blogger Books For Little Bookworms made it their Book at Bedtime and sung the book’s praises. Thanks to them. We’re hoping for more Book Reviews soon.


We’ve had more write-ups and Reviews for ALBERT and Hugg ‘n’ Bugg books in the South London Press newspaper too. Thanks to Pauline Atkins and all involved.


Our forthcoming Easter holidays visits to Kent branches of Waterstone’s bookshops have also been making headlines.. in the Kent Messenger and Kent Online newspapers.

Dare we say that the EASTER TORTOISE and the EASTER YETI are coming to … Waterstone’s Orpington on April 4 from 10:30am ….

and then to Waterstone’s Bluewater on April 5 from 11am. We hope to see some of you there….  Storytelling, dinosaurs, tortoises, yetis, books signing and giveaways…


We were thrilled to see our local indie bookshop Jo’s Bookshop of Chingford singing the praises of NEW Hugg ‘n’ Bugg book The Surprise… We are delighted to receive support like this from independent bookshops. Please support local bookshops and indie bookshops. Thanks to Jo and team.


Finally for now… On April 7, our first ALBERT picturebook ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN will have been published for THREE YEARS. To SHELLebrate this occasion we are running a competition.

To win signed copies of the first three ALBERT books.. ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN, ALBERT AND THE WIND & ALBERT SUPERSIZE plus other goodies… You can message ALBERT on his facebook page

ALBERT the tortoise on Facebook

or our insta page ..

ALBERT & Hugg n Bugg Instagram

and tell us the title of our FIRST Albert BOARD BOOK. … One winner only, terms apply. Judges’ decision is final. Closing date April 7 2024…..  Good luck.

Thanks all as always for all the support you show us. More news soon.. Til next time…