Albert Upside Down

Written by Ian Brown
Illustrated by Eoin Clarke
Graffeg | 27 April 2021 | 3+
Paperback | £7.99 | 9781913634162
Interactive ebook also available

The first in a heart-warming new series from the award-winning duo TV writer Ian Brown & animation director Eoin Clarke, packed with charming illustrations and perfect for inquisitive, playful little minds.

“Ian Brown tells us Albert’s heart-warming story, and makes us laugh along the way. Eoin Clarke’s illustrations are stunning. What a lovely book. What will Albert get up to next? I can’t wait.” Michael Aspel, TV Presenter

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?

Over an illustrious thirty-year career in television Ian Brown has written for the best in the business: from Homer Simpson to Bruce Forsyth, Simon Cowell to Harrison Ford, from This is Your Life to Comic Relief, Strictly Come Dancing and BBC Maestro. And now, introducing the biggest star yet… Albert the Tortoise!

Inspired by the adventures of real-life Greek tortoise Albert, who was rescued more than 50 years ago and has lived happily with Ian’s family ever since, this is a timeless tale that uses humour to show children the power of working together and thinking creatively, and how even the smallest amount of help can make a very big difference. Vibrantly illustrated by animation director Eoin Clarke, part of the animation team behind CBBC’s Operation Ouch and ITV’s You’ve Been Framed, Albert and his garden friends are set to capture the hearts of children everywhere.

Albert Upside Down also includes fascinating facts about these modern-day mini-dinosaurs living life on the veg. Did you know that tortoises… are among the most ancient creatures on Earth? The largest can weigh 250kgs? They live on every continent except Antarctica? Or that these ancient creatures were among the first living things to visit the Moon…?!