‘LEAFY the Pet Leaf’, the first of four contracted Ardagh & Elwick ‘Little Adventurers’ picture books was launched at the Kings Road branch of Waterstones.
As the photos show [see gallery below], Elwick’s longtime studio mate Sarah McIntyre was (as always) suitably attired for the occasion.
Published by Walker Books, the series stars Finnegan, Sprat, Floss and Peanut who meet weekly in a top-secret shed HQ. In the first title Sprat can’t seem to find his cat, Shadow, anywhere. And he absolutely has to have a pet – it’s bring in a pet day! Instead, he finds a leaf, draws a little face on it and…Ta-Da! Sprat has a pet: Leafy! But can you really have a leaf as a pet? There will be an activity idea and information page with every story in the series, aimed at encouraging immersive play.
As part of the book’s promotion, Ardagh & Elwick have been on the road giving highly interactive presentations to groups of participating young children.
From an event in Birmingham [photograph from a public posting on Philip Ardagh’s Facebook page]: