Albert Upside Down – Ian Brown & Eoin Clarke

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When Albert wakes up one morning, the world looks a little different to usual. He’s upside down! He needs some help to right himself and asks some garden creatures to help him. Everyone has different skills and ideas about what might do the trick, but can they all work together to help Albert?

In this charming tale, Albert needs the help of many creatures in order to help get himself back on his feet. I really enjoyed the variety of animals that were included – from worms, to spiders, to ants, it showed that if everyone works together as a team – even if you’re tiny – then you can make a difference. Alongside this, there were some other brilliant themes included in the story including perseverance and friendship, making it a fantastic book to use in class.

The illustrations, as you can see above, are beautifully drawn and really enhance the story! Each one includes so much detail, you really get to know each individual creature and character.

It may be an obvious choice, Albert is my favourite character. He is an endearing character and I loved finding out about the real Albert, who was the inspiration for the story (he even has his own Twitter – @AlbertTortoise!).

Author Ian Brown, with the real Albert.

The second book, Albert and the Wind will be publishing in paperback in October of this year. Keep your eyes peeled for it!

If you like the sound of this book, click here.

Emily x

📚Book gifted by publisher.

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