Author(s): Alexander Bar
From the creator of Mike the Knight, comes a warm-hearted picture book full of dancing animals, newfound friendship and a generous sprinkling of moonlight magic. To shy little Lucy, the very best thing about her grandpa's pet shop is the two teeny-tiny tortoises - Toby and Tabitha. And Lucy knows something about Toby and Tabitha that no one else knows...When the sun goes down, the tortoises open their sleepy-snoozy eyes, wriggle their little legs ...and dance! But, one Saturday, Lucy realizes that Tabitha is missing ...she's been sold! Did Lucy leave it too late to share her magical secret?
Alexander Bar is a French-born writer who produced cartoon strips and starred as Elvis in a West-End musical, before becoming the Creative Producer at an animation house, Pepper's Ghost Productions. His first independent animation project, 'Lunar Jim', based on one of his earliest cartoon strips, launched in 2006 on CBC and CBeebies, and still airs in over one hundred territories. His second animated pre-school show, 'Mike the Knight', is now shown in 112 territories around the world. Toby and Tabitha is his debut book. Alexander lives in London with his wife and two children. Find him online at www.alexanderbar.me and on Twitter as @PapaBar. Emma Proctor