Paperback | 36 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication June 2023 | ISBN 9781802584066
A new garden pond proves fascinating for Albert. Especially when he befriends an unusual underwater creature. But one day, his new friend vanishes and Albert is sad. He keeps checking to see if they have returned. His other garden chums do their best to cheer him up. But there is no sign – right up to Albert’s long winter sleep. Will the spring bring a happy reunion when Albert wakes and returns to the outdoors?
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.
Longlisted for the Children's Literature Festivals Book Award
'Brown and Clarke once again find ways to keep this series fresh by introducing a new environment - the garden pond - and some new creatures.' The Reptile Files
'A lovely story, introducing young children to the life cycle of the frog through a gentle heart-warming tale.' It's All About Stories
'There’s great curiosity in this story, and a building empathy between garden friends. And, there’s a wonderful, happy surprise as a new garden year begins in the spring!' Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories
'Delightfully personal and imaginative yet grounded in good science, this book will attract young minds who want to explore the world of creatures in the ecosystems.' Stephanie Barclay, The School Librarian