Ian Brown is a London-based writer and producer for television and former journalist. His TV credits include The South Bank Show, This Is Your Life, Top Gear, entertainment shows and documentaries. He has written or produced for the likes of Pierce Brosnan, Harrison Ford, Simon Cowell, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Martin Scorsese, Jamie Oliver and Homer Simpson among many others. The Albert series are his first book titles for children.
Eoin Clarke has worked for thirty years in the animation industry as a director, animator and storyboard artist – his directorial work across films, commercials and documentaries has garnered thirty awards. Clients include the BBC, Channel 4, BFI, and Ray Harryhausen, as a storyboard artist, as well as animation for the opening titles of popular TV series with Harry Hill and Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. The Albert series are his first illustrated books. He lives in London.
'Albert strikes again! I’m glad it’s not just me who has trouble with wind!' - Clive Mantle, Game of Thrones, Casualty, Vicar of Dibley, Robin of Sherwood, author of the Freddie Malone books
'Albert is back! Prepare for another episode in the life of the loveable tortoise, told by Ian Brown, with beautiful illustrations by Eoin Clarke. This time a strong breeze blows through the shrubbery, making Albert's life very difficult. Luckily there is a strong community spirit in the garden, and his neighbours rally round and bring their various talents to the problem. After all, what are friends for?' - Michael Aspel, TV presenter (Antiques Roadshow, This Is Your Life, Aspel & Co, Crackerjack, Ask Aspel)
'Delightful' - It's All About Stories
'This amusing tale ends with a blast that will delight young listeners and I suspect, adult sharers.' - Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub
'Albert the tortoise stars in a funny story with an explosive ending.' - Andrea Reece, LoveReading4Kids
"Quirky laugh-out-loud humour and the gift of warm-hearted friendship; an important lesson in working together and showing gratitude; a simply wonderful book in every way." - Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories