Lots of exciting news

2014 is proving to be a busy year here at Andy Seed HQ in sunny North Yorkshire…

Le Tour is underway
First of all I have started my special Tour de Schools project with fellow author and performer Mike Barfield. This is an exciting one hour show for primary schools to celebrate the Tour de France which is starting off in Yorkshire in July. The tour is fully booked with 37 dates right across Yorkshire. The first 3 performances have already taken place and it has been enormous fun.
If you’d like to see it then we are doing a public performance at Helperby Village Hall on 22 June – details here. We will bring along Chris Froome’s yellow helmet from his historic 2013 Tour win.

Andy and Mike

The Silly Book has landed!
The first of three exciting children’s titles for Bloomsbury is finally printed and I have my author copies:


The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff is full of funny facts about all sorts of things and is superbly illustrated by the talented Scott Garrett – here are some of his pics from the book:

And here’s what the book looks like inside:
The book is published on 8th May and can be ordered from your local bookshop or Amazon at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Silly-Book-Side-Splitting-Stuff/dp/1408850796
Audio fun
Just yesterday the postman knocked on my door and handed over a curious package which turned out to be this: the first audio book of my best-selling memoir All Teachers Great and Small:
It’s very strange hearing yourself being portrayed by an actor! The book is read by Brian Trueman who older types might recall as the presenter of Screen Test on TV and the voice of many cartoon characters including Stiletto in DangerMouse. He does the Dales accents well which is a big relief! The pack can be ordered from Oakhill here.
Furthermore, the paperback of All Teachers Bright and Beautiful (book 3 in the series) is out on 5th June:
Watch out: Prankenstein is on the way…
I am ridiculously excited to announce that my first children’s novel is being published in September by a new name in children’s literature, Fat Fox.
It’s a funny mystery story with lots of twists about a boy called Soapy who loves pranks but is too scared to play them at home where his parents are very strict about their shiny house. But someone is playing pranks – outrageous, hilarious pranks – on Soapy’s family, his friends, his neighbours and at school. Who could it be? Soapy sets out with his comical friends Arvo and Loogi as detectives to find out who is responsible.
Anyone aged 8-12 with a sense of humour will like this lots. The Amazon pre-order page is here.
Whatever you do,  DON’T miss this
Events on the way
Here are some of the events I have coming up:
Sat 10 May – Book signing for The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff at White Rose Books, Thirsk, 10.30-11 – more info here. You can get to see Chris Froome’s yellow Tour de France helmet!
Tues 13 May – Book launch at Amotherby Primary School for The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff 12-1: this will be featured by BBC Radio York.
Thurs June 5th – Tour de Schools at Nawton Primary Schools is featured on BBC Radio York.
Sat June 7th – Book signing for All Teachers Bright and Beautiful at White Rose Books, Thirsk, 10.30-11.30, details here.
Sun Jun 22nd Tour de Schools public performance, Helperby Village Hall, 7pm (cost £3) – details here.
Sat Oct 11th Ryedale Book Festival – details to follow

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