Author(s): Alexander Bar
With a tappity tap and a rat a tat tat ... bet you've never seen tortoises move quite like that!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 an Emmy-award winning, French-born writer who graduated from the University of Kent with a law degree, produced cartoon strips for national publications in the UK and starred as "Young Elvis" in a West End musical. He is currently best known as the creator of preschool TV shows Lunar Jim, Mike the Knight, Ranger Rob and, most recently, Kody Kapow. Toby and Tabitha is his debut children's book. Alexander lives in Toronto with his wife and two children. Find him online at alexanderbar.me and on Twitter as @PapaBar.Emma Proctor is originally from Wiltshire and has been making drawing in a onesie look good since graduating from Middlesex University with a degree in Illustration. Emma has created illustrations for greetings cards, giftware, calendars, toys and games for many major high street retailers, and works in many different styles and mediums. Whilst usually a right-hander, she drew the line-work for Toby and Tabitha with her left hand to achieve a looser style. Emma lives in Kettering with her family and very grumpy cat.