"A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird" is currently available in a deluxe hardback edition (cloth-bound with dust jacket) at £13.99, and a standard paperback edition at £5.99, as well as a Kindle e-book edition available from Amazon. All editions have colour illustrations.
here - which has been developed especially for young readers of Algy's books. The site is new and still expanding, but it already includes several image galleries and many special features for children, including an online dictionary, a Visitors Book, an image gallery of children's own art work and - by the end of this week - a special interactive book for children to add their own poems and rhymes. Algy's books include many original rhymes and poems for children, and he is keen to encourage young readers to write their own.
Algy's assistant, Jenny Chapman, is doing two book signing events in West Ardnamurchan this week - at the Kilchoan Community Centre on Thursday 13th August from 11.30 to 2.30, and at the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse shop and café on Sunday 16th August from 12.30 to 3.30. Details are on the West Ardnamurchan News, here.
Signed copies of "A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird" will be available to buy - with personal dedications if you wish - as well as unique greetings cards featuring some of the illustrations from the book, and a very special bookmark. All sales will go through the tills, to benefit the Community Centre and the Lighthouse, and the prices will be exactly the same as the prices at Amazon - so don't buy online when you can buy locally.
Come along and meet the author, see the book, and chat about Algy and his adventures - and get a special signed copy with dedication, an ideal present for a child.
If you can't come to the book signing events but would like to contact Jenny (or Algy) about the book or Algy's adventures, please use the contact form on Algy's web site.
To avoid disappointment, Algy has asked that The Diary makes it clear that he regrets that he cannot attend public events personally, so he will not be at the book signing events. Fluffy birds are very shy around humans, and Algy prefers to remain outdoors in the wild landscape which is his home.
If you live a wee bit further afield, you might like to know that "A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird" is also available at Castle Stalker View in Appin, and should soon be available from other local retailers in the wider area. And if you live outwith the West Highlands of Scotland and need to order online, you will find that the book is readily available from Amazon, The Book Depository, Barnes & Noble in the USA, and other online bookshops.