At 11.00am today, author Philip Ardagh and illustrator Axel Scheffler will be on the online children’s TV programme (filmed, as they say, before a live studio audience), The Big Book Babble, talking about their just-released fiction title, The Grunts in Trouble. You can see them rehearsing above (Axel has his back to the camera, drawing on a flipchart).
Philip embracing The Big Book Babble experience
Axel in a dressing room getting ready for his close-up
If you miss the show, or would like to watch previous The Big Book Babble shows, you can view past programmes on the website.
The Grunts in Trouble has already had some nifty review coverage and is being promoted by many retailers from indies to WHS and Waterstones. We’ve sold rights to Germany and are in discussions about selling rights on other languages: we expect to have more news after the Frankfurt Book Fair.
There’s already a free game app linked to the book and a website for the series (there’ll be more books in 2013 and beyond), that Tom’ll be blogging about later today.