Presenting the Piggles
The Piggles are Squiggle, his twin sister Wriggle and their baby brother Giggle (who is never without his toy pig, Likkle Piggle), who live in the village of Pigglemere, in the English Lake District. They were created by Alan Dart and Malcolm Bird and first appeared as toys designed by Alan in Woman's Weekly magazine. The Piggles are now trademarked.
ALAN DART has designed knitwear and crafts for many magazines, and demonstrated crafts for children on television series for TV am and Channel Four. He was the resident toy designer for Woman's Weekly magazine for 17 years. His knitted toys appear regularly in Simply Knitting magazine and his toy patterns are available as pdf downloads from his website. (www.alandart.co.uk)
MALCOLM BIRD's illustrations have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, and on greetings cards. His current cards are published by Arty Corner, (www.artycorner.co.uk). and print on demand cards are available (www.GCUniverse.com/ArtyCorner). In addition, he's written and illustrated several comic strips, and his book titles include The Witch's Handbook and The School in Murky Wood. He illustrated Lynda Lee-Potter's column in the Daily Mail for 25 years. His latest comic strip, In Stitches, appears each month in Simply Knitting magazine. (www.malcolm-bird.co.uk)
Alan and Malcolm have also worked together on the series of books The Christmas Handbook, The Magic Handbook and The Party Handbook.
THE PIGGLES' WINTER TREAT
The Piggles now appear in their first eBook. Twin brother and sister and toddler brother, they live in Piggle County, nestled deep in the heart of England's Lake District. Giggle wonders why Squiggle and Wriggle are so secretive, but the twins are planning a surprise for their brother. 32 pages. Â£2.99
And, for the first time, there are knitting patterns for all the Piggles, with removable clothes, available exclusively on Alan's website. There are two patterns, one for Squiggle and Wriggle, and one for Giggle and Likkle Piggle, for Â£4.00 each but they can be bought together, for a special price of Â£7.00, as a Piggles Collection.
The Piggles have just opened an online store where you can choose greeting cards, personalise the inside text and have them sent anywhere in the world. It's at www.GCUniverse.com/thepiggles
Meanwhile, there's more about the Piggles at http://www.malcolm-bird.co.uk/the-piggles/ and http://www.alandart.co.uk/the-piggles/
Information about Alan Dart is at www.alandart.co.uk
and about Malcolm Bird at www.malcolm-bird.co.uk
Piggles characters, names and all related elements 2014 Alan Dart and Malcolm Bird
Contact: Malcolm Bird or Alan Dart
thepiggles.co.uk | Bird and Dart
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