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Albert the iPug

Albert the Pug is now the proud owner of an iPod.

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And this pug can dance.

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Haunted Castle press coverage

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A couple of articles about Haunted Castle.

My local paper the Clitheroe and Advertiser and Times ran a half page story which you can read by clicking here.

And this artcile (below) is from Hold The Front Page and was written by Helen Lambourne.

A journalist and documentary photographer has published his second story in a series of children’s books.

Garry Cook, who is a sub-editor for Express Newspapers and previously worked for a number of regional dailies, has written and illustrated Albert the Pug and the Haunted Castle – the second in his series of books about a mischievous black dog.

The book is a rhyming story aimed at three to eight-year-olds and are based on a Garry’s real-life pug called Albert.

Garry was previously a sub-editor on a long-term freelance basis at the Lancashire Telegraph, Lancashire Evening Post and Blackpool Gazette and had also published a number of photobooks.

He said:  “I started writing stories about Albert to entertain my son. I chose to write about Albert because he was a dog with an amazing personality. Pugs are bred as lapdogs and would spend their entire lives sat on your knee if you allowed them to.

“But Albert was adventurous. He liked exploring and loved long walks. I would often take him up Darwen Tower or to the beach at Formby – and even up mountains in the Lake District – and Albert would always be leading the way.

“While my son enjoyed the stories, his love of drawing led me to illustrate them. After that, Teddy and his friends could not get enough of them.

“So, rather than pass around a stapled book of rough drawings I decided to publish the book so it can sit on bookshelves alongside all the other brilliant illustrated books children love to read.

“Now the book is being sold around the world and I find it is bought by as many pug owners as parents.”

For further information on the Albert the Pug books, click here.

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Albert the Pug and the Haunted Castle

Press release for Haunted Castle:

Second Albert the Pug book released worldwide

 A peculiar noise echoing through the walls of a cold castle wakes up a sleepy little black pug.

Just who is causing the freeky shrieky sound? A monster, witch, ghoul or ghost? The petrified pug knows there is only one thing to do – search for the spook who is haunting the castle. 

The Albert the Pug books follow the adventures of a little mischievous black pug.

Albert the Pug and the Haunted Castle is the second instalment of the popular illustrated series.

Based on a real-life adventurous black pug called Albert, Haunted Castle follows the dog as he overcomes his fear and imagination to find out what is scaring him.

Written and illustrated by journalist and experienced father Garry Cook, the rhyming stories are aimed at children aged between three and eight who are developing their reading skills.

The amusing rhymes will keep children enthralled while the pace of the story fluctuates.

Cook, from Lancashire, said: “I started writing stories about Albert to entertain my son. I chose to write about Albert because he was a dog with an amazing personality. Pugs are bred as lapdogs and would spend their entire lives sat on your knee if you allowed them to.

“But Albert was adventurous. He liked exploring and loved long walks. I would often take him up Darwen Tower or to the beach at Formby – and even up mountains in the Lake District – and Albert would always be leading the way.

“While my son enjoyed the stories his love of drawing led me to illustrate them. After that, Teddy and his friends could not get enough of them.

“So, rather than pass around a stapled book of rough drawings I decided to publish the book so it can sit on bookshelves alongside all the other brilliant illustrated books children love to read.

“Now the book is being sold around the world and I find it is bought by as many pug owners as parents.”

The 64-page, A4-size book includes large, colourful hand-painted illustrations to captivate youngsters.

Ideal for bedtime reading, the positive stories explore themes such as fear, confidence and honesty and aim to help children’s emotional and interactive development.

The Albert the Pug series are available from Amazon. A digital version is available on  Kindle with an iPad version planned for later in the year.

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Albert the Pug released next week – October 11, 2012.

Looks very much like Albert the Pug and the Haunted Castle will be available next week.

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Release date scheduled for October 11, 2012 on Amazon around the world.

Keep your eyes peeled for further information, including how to buy the book directly from this website.

 

 

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Albert the Pug and the Haunted Castle is almost here

This book is just about done and here are two scenes*.

It’s all very excirting, I’m sure you’ll agree. Expect the book to be released on Amazon and from me at www.albertthepug,com in October (2012). And it’s a whopper with 61 illustrated pages.

Got kids. Like pugs. Get book.

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*NOTE: Text in the final version may differ slightly to words which appear here.

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Startling news about Albert the Pug

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After several hard days and long nights the next Albert the Pug book is now only weeks away.

Albert is pictured above looking startled.

Look out for Haunted Castle, the biggest Albert the Pug adventure yet, on Amazon soon.

 

 

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Thief Dog in the Lancashire Evening Post (and other regional titles)

Here’s Thief Dog mentioned in a book round-up in the Lancashire Evening Post (July 2, 2012).

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NOTE: Text written by legendary reviewer Pam Norfolk.

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