Paperback | 36 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication October 2022 | ISBN 9781802580174
Pet tortoise Albert often wonders about life outside his garden home. Where do his flying friends go when they disappear beyond the fences, gates and walls that keep Albert safe? A chance to explore takes Albert on an adventure he’ll never forget, encountering first-hand the highs and lows of the world beyond.
Ian Brown is a London-based writer and producer for television and former Fleet Street journalist. His TV credits include Top Gear, The South Bank Show, This Is Your Life, Take Your Pick, Petrolheads, and the feature documentary Born to Royalty. He has written or produced for the likes of Pierce Brosnan, Harrison Ford, Simon Cowell, Tom Jones, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Jason Statham, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Forsyth, among many others. Ian is also the creator and writer of grownup cartoon series The Bruvs.
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.
'An amusing demonstration that the grass most definitely is not always greener and perhaps home is the best place to be. With its humorous ending and stand out illustrations, Albert’s new story is sure to please his numerous fans and will likely win him some more followers too.' Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub
'You will never get tired of reading about Albert. Quirky, hilarious, full of friendship…these books just keep on giving.' Mary Esther Judy, FallenStar Stories
‘The escapades of Albert the tortoise are brilliant, hilarious adventures.’ It’s All About Stories
'This is definitely my favourite book in the series so far, not only for the detailed illustrations which I really loved looking (including the funny one of Albert flying as a superhero at the start) but I also love the heart-warming ending with all of his friends too!' The Strawberry Post
'The Albert the Tortoise series is something to shell-ebrate, and new entry Albert in the Air is no exception, delivering everything you could hope from a children’s picture book.' Readers Digest
'The combination of Brown’s gifts for storytelling and comedy and Clarke’s sublime, vibrant artwork lifts the books far above the usual fare, making them an absolute treat. Albert is a most endearing character to pin stories around, with his curiosity and daring often leading him into humorous scrapes and situations.' Female First
'With its beautifully detailed illustrations, this picture book took Mini Sloan on a journey of discovery teaching that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence and that being home among friends is a very good place to be.' SLOAN magazine