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SCHOOL VISIT

18 October 2021

ALBERT TELLY TIME

18 October 2021

WHAT A LAUNCH!

16 October 2021

ALBERT ON TELLY

12 October 2021

THE REAL ALBERT

Real Albert is a Greek tortoise, also known as Mediterranean spur-thighed. Despite the name, they’re also found in Northern Africa, Southern Europe and parts of the Middle East. They have little fleshy spurs on their thighs, near the tail.

ALBERT AND FAMILY

Albert might be aged 80. He was rescued more than fifty years ago. He has lived happily with the same family ever since.

TORTOISE CARE

It is not good for tortoises to be on their backs. It’s important to turn them the right way, as gently and carefully as you can. Always seek specialist advice before considering a tortoise as a pet and always consult expert guidance on tortoise care.

THE ALBERT BOOK SERIES

ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN is the first in a series of picturebooks featuring the character of Albert. It's available as ebook, animated ebook and paperback.

BOOK SYNOPSIS

Albert the pet tortoise has a problem. Trying to reach a tasty treat, he has ended up on his shell, upside down and stuck! Can the other garden creatures overcome their rivalry, team up and help him get back on his feet?

Packed with comical, charming illustrations, this timeless adventure shows the power of working together, thinking creatively and how even the smallest amount of assistance can make a very big difference.

Also included are fascinating facts about the real Albert the tortoise.

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THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR

WRITER IAN BROWN

Ian is a former journalist turned television writer and producer. After a spell on local and national newspapers, a thirty-year career in television has included news, documentaries, commercials, comedy and entertainment shows. He has written or produced for a host of household names, picking up several awards along the way. He’s also often heard on radio talking about television. Writing for children has been a long-held dream. Ian shares his home with, among others, wife Millie, two cats and a tortoise called Albert.

ILLUSTRATOR EOIN CLARKE

Eoin is qualified with a BA in graphic design from Middlesex University and an MA in animation from the Royal College of Art. He has worked for thirty years in the animation industry as a director, animator, designer and storyboard artist. Eoin has directed films, commercials, documentaries and title sequences and picked up thirty awards as a director, working on projects for, among others, the BBC, Channel 4 and the British Film Institute. Helping bring Albert to life has been a joy.

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Albert Upside Down picturebook

Albert the pet tortoise has a problem: trying to reach a tasty treat, he has ended up on his shell, upside down and stuck! Can the other garden creatures overcome their rivalry, team up and help him get back on his feet? Packed with comical, charming illustrations and vibrant colour, this timeless tale shows the power of working together, thinking creatively, and how even the smallest amount of assistance can make a very big difference. Also included are fascinating facts about real-life tortoises around the world and the author’s pet tortoise called Albert, who inspired this story – a modern-day mini-dinosaur living life on the veg!

Albert Upside Down kindle ebook

Albert the pet tortoise has a problem: trying to reach a tasty treat, he has ended up on his shell, upside down and stuck! Can the other garden creatures overcome their rivalry, team up and help him get back on his feet? Packed with comical, charming illustrations and vibrant colour, this timeless tale shows the power of working together, thinking creatively, and how even the smallest amount of assistance can make a very big difference. Also included are fascinating facts about real-life tortoises around the world and the author’s pet tortoise called Albert, who inspired this story – a modern-day mini-dinosaur living life on the veg!

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** PRE-ORDER ** Albert and the Wind picturebook

Albert the pet tortoise is having a bad day. His sleep is disturbed by the wind in the trees and then, as he goes to tuck into his food, the wind blows it away. Can the other garden creatures rally round and help Albert retrieve his meal? Will Albert be able to thank them all properly? Comical, charming illustrations bring this timeless tale to life, revealing the importance of helping others and showing gratitude for that help. Also included are fascinating facts about the real tortoise called Albert, who inspired this story, a modern-day mini-dinosaur living life on the veg!

Albert Upside Down kindle ebook

Albert the pet tortoise has a problem: trying to reach a tasty treat, he has ended up on his shell, upside down and stuck! Can the other garden creatures overcome their rivalry, team up and help him get back on his feet? Packed with comical, charming illustrations and vibrant colour, this timeless tale shows the power of working together, thinking creatively, and how even the smallest amount of assistance can make a very big difference. Also included are fascinating facts about real-life tortoises around the world and the author’s pet tortoise called Albert, who inspired this story – a modern-day mini-dinosaur living life on the veg!

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MAKE A DATE WITH ALBERT! Albert the Tortoise 2022 wall calendar.

Featuring 12 images of Albert with his comments on each pose. Every month contains key holidays, conservation dates and tortoise-related anniversaries.

Albert Upside Down kindle ebook

Albert the pet tortoise has a problem: trying to reach a tasty treat, he has ended up on his shell, upside down and stuck! Can the other garden creatures overcome their rivalry, team up and help him get back on his feet? Packed with comical, charming illustrations and vibrant colour, this timeless tale shows the power of working together, thinking creatively, and how even the smallest amount of assistance can make a very big difference. Also included are fascinating facts about real-life tortoises around the world and the author’s pet tortoise called Albert, who inspired this story – a modern-day mini-dinosaur living life on the veg!

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ALBERT UPSIDE DOWN

Is a book about helping others, teamwork, overcoming difficulties and perseverance. It’s about showing kindness to those that need it and how even the smallest amount of assistance can make a very big difference.

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