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

Lots occurring… Onwards.

Our new ALBERT Board Book is now officially published. ALBERT ABC is a journey through the Alphabet with Albert and his picturebook pals. Aimed at 0-3 years with thiick, bright, colourful, easy-wipe pages, it joins our other Board Book ALBERT and his Friends. ALBERT ABC is now out 10th book in the Albert series with Albert Upside Down, Albert and the Wind, Albert Supersize, Albert in the Air, Albert and the Pond, Albert and the Shed, Albert and the Flood plus our puzzle book ALBERT PUZZLES AND COLOURING.


We’re hearing nice things about the book already. Book Blogger Katy’s Book Shelf called the book GORGEOUS … We have to agree.


It also got a nice mention among other new titles from our friends at Ivybridge Bookshop in Ivybridge, Devon.

You know we love to see YOUR pictures with our books. We were thrilled to receive this picture of Herman, a friend of Albert, with their copy of ALBERT AND THE FLOOD – our latest picturebook. Please keep sharing.

We also received this from another pal of Albert – called Albie. He even posted about his copy of ALBERT AND THE FLOOD.

Also thrilled to receive this Post from another friend of Albert .. Prince Toby Tortoise, no less. Toby’s wrangler has also blogged about the books. We are most grateful.

We also love it when our chums spot our books out and about in the wild. One of our favourite places to visit is the National Trust’s Dyffryn Gardens in Wales. We have done several storytime sessions and book signings there and it seems our Albert books are still rather popular there – in English and Welsh.

Well, we were sent this amazing display picture the other day. We are SO grateful for this kind of support from the shop at Dyffryn Gardens. Please keep sharing any pictures you grab.

Bookshops were in our thoughts a lot this week – as it is Independent Bookshop Week. A chance to support local indie bookshops and give them a boost. We were delighted to spend the day at one of our local shops – Jo’s Bookshop in Chingford, to help kickstart the week. We had a super time. Massive thanks to all who came along and to Jo and team.


We have also been shouting out other indie bookshops all over who have supported us since the first Albert book launched little over three years ago.

Thanks to all the booksellers.


Thanks also to YOU for Reviewing our books. Please keep posting YOUR Book Reviews where you can. We were delighted to receive this smashing 5* Review for Albert picturebooks. Using words like WONDERFUL, FUNNY, GENTLE, BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED… We are so grateful for such Praise.

We also spotted super Reviews for our Hugg ‘n’ Bugg picturebook THE SURPRISE on the Waterstone’s website. With 5* Praise like ALL CHILDREN WILL LOVE .. we are most grateful indeed.

Remember you can find Hugg ‘n’ Bugg on their own page here at the Albert website.

We told you it’s been busy. Lots more happening. We will keep you up to date right here.

Some exciting things to look forward to …  an apperance on an ace Podcast coming up plus some Summer bookshop storytime visits in Suffolk and Essex.

Til next time…