ARDAGH: We’ve been very BAD, haven’t we, Elwick?
ELWICK: Very, Ardagh.
ARDAGH: We were going to try to keep our blog going every few weeks but it’s been months and months –
ELWICK: – and months and months and months…
ARDAGH: …since we last wrote anything. But that’s because we’ve been INCREDIBLY busy working on LEAFY THE PET LEAF and drum roll, please… DRUM ROLL PLEASE.
ARDAGH: Thank you, Elwick.
ELWICK: S’all right, Ardagh.
ARDAGH: …we’ve also been working on our second Little Adventurers title called, OH, NO IT ISN’T –
ELWICK Oh yes it is!
ARDAGH: Oh –
ELWICK: Why was I the one who had to do the ‘oh-yes- it-is’ line?
ARDAGH: Can we get on, Elwick?
ELWICK: Suppose, Ardagh.
ARDAGH: Thank you. So we now have LEAFY off at the printers, filled with beautifully crafted words and wonderful illustrations, and working text –
ELWICK: And my sketches. Don’t forget them!
ARDAGH: How could I forget your fabulous sketches? Working text and fabulous sketches for OH, NO IT ISN’T and – after we’ve had another big meeting at Walker in a couple of weeks – Elwick will start illustrating for real…
ELWICK: What? Rather than pretending?
ARDAGH: You know what I mean. Knuckling down. Nose to the grindstone. But, because we’re not allowed to show anyone the words for LEAFY –
ELWICK: And they’re very NICE words, Ardagh.
ARDAGH: They are, Elwick… we thought we’d let you see some of the illustrations in FULL COLOUR along with some photos of us hard at work in the Walker office, and a couple of silly videos.
ELWICK: And do you think we should show them those videos, Ardagh?
ARDAGH: Yes, Elwick.
ELWICK: Are you SURE, Ardagh?
ELWICK: Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
ARDAGH: No, wait, Elwick! You’re right. Perhaps they’re not ready for the videos…
ELWICK: You’re very a wise man, sometimes, Ardagh. Biscuit?
ARDAGH: Don’t mind if I do
ARDAGH & ELWICK