Out on 21 January 2021

Albert Talbot: Master of Disguise

Ben Manley

Illustrated by Aurélie Guillerey
Ages 3-5
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21 January 2021
9781509882250
32 pages
Synopsis

A story of imagination and adventure from the acclaimed author of The Misadventures of Frederick, Ben Manley, and Daddy Long Legs illustrator Aurélie Guillerey.

Who will Albert be next? A fearless mountaineer, a brilliant mechanical engineer or a galactic megalord? Anything is possible with an imagination like Albert's as he powers through his day.

As a boy, Albert is nervous in a swimming lesson, but as Zandrian Delaclair, Antarctic Submariner and slayer of vampire cuttlefish, he's as brave and bold as can be. Show and Tell in front of the whole class can be a bit scary, but by imagining himself to be Professor Octavius Pickleswick he's proud to show off his greatest invention yet.

A brilliantly funny story, full of exciting things to look at, about the joys of being whoever you want to be . . . and the comfort of sometimes just being yourself.

Just the book if you like silly names. Lively pictures offer funny ideas and interesting detail.

Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

Ben Manley’s text is original and brilliantly full of outlandish names and imaginings, and Guillerey’s illustration presents marvellous spreads full of humorous detail and verve.

Anna McKerrow, BookTrust

adorable...Each splendidly grandiose secret identity is brought to life by entrancing colourful illustrations.

Guardian