Publication 10 March 2022 – Pre-order now.
Hardback | 48 pages | 200 x 200mm
Publication March 2022 | ISBN 9781802580808
When Fred’s green-fingered grandfather shows her a map to the mysterious island of Papa Nupi, he leads her on a summer holiday adventure that just might save the planet. From Zeb Soanes, author of the bestselling Gaspard the Fox books.
Fred and the Fantastic Tub-Tub is also an exciting orchestral concert work by James Marangone.
'Beautifully topical, Fred and the Fantastic Tub-Tub is a thrilling and wondrous adventure, where the power of music and nature inspire us all to make the world a better place.’ Dame Judi Dench
‘An exciting journey into a world of enchanted flowers.’ Alan Titchmarsh, MBE
Zeb Soanes is a trusted newsreader and comforting voice of the Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio 4. Sunday Times readers voted him their favourite male voice on UK radio. On television he launched BBC Four, where he presented the BBC Proms. He has written for The Observer, Country Life, and The Literary Review and his best-selling first book for children, Gaspard the Fox began a series of stories based on the real urban fox that visits him at home in London. He has become ‘the go-to person for music narration, specialising in children’s concerts’ (Daily Telegraph), performing favourite orchestral works including Peter and the Wolf, Babar the Elephant and Paddington. In recognition of his efforts to culturally rehabilitate the urban fox, he was made the first patron of the Mammal Society.
Anja Uhren is a storyteller - working with images as well as words to deliver narratives. She was chosen to illustrate one of the books in Nicola Davies’s Shadows and Light series, Mother Cary’s Butter Knife, which published in 2016.