Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Elephantom On Stage!

Ross Collin’s comic tale of a pesky ghost pet has been skilfully adapted for a stage production chock-full of mischief, chaos and laughter!

Directed by the creative team behind Warhorse, Marianne Elliot, Finn Caldwell and Toby Olie and adapted for the stage by Ben Power, Elephantom is showing at the National Theatre's performance space 'The Shed' on London's South Bank from now until Saturday 11th January.

The wonderfully fun, ghostly tale concerns a young girl, plagued by a mischievous 'elephantom'. He throws parties on Fridays, carries a funky odour throughout the house and devours every bit of peanut butter in the cupboards - much to her Mother’s dismay! The Girl enlists the help of her sympathetic Grandma, with a hilarious outcome. 

The production is a riotous act, with spectacular character portrayal, imaginative set design and roars of laughter throughout from children and adults alike.

Ross Collins has illustrated over 100 children’s book and has written 8, winning many prestigious awards including the Scottish Children’s Book Award and Royal Mail Book Award.

You can book tickets to see The Elephantom HERE

SHOP The Elephantom HERE

Friday, 6 December 2013

Molecule Mayhem WINS 2013 ALCS Award for Educational Writing!

Exciting stuff for Templar Towers! 

Molecule Mayhem!, a fabulously written & illustrated educational book exploring atoms, elements and other aspects of chemistry, has won the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society Award for Educational Writing! 

Judges seemed super-impressed with the book, describing it as: “A fun and engaging book, which introduces and explains often complex chemical concepts in an inventive and interactive manner, bringing them out of the lab and into everyday life.  The flaps and pop ups are well used and each spread presents a multitude of facts clearly and concisely, and with a fun “do try this at home” experiment on every page”.

Written by Tom Adams & illustrated by Thomas Flintham and part of our award-winning Super Science Collection, Molecule Mayhem! looks at how chemistry shapes the whole world, using clear, humorous text, exciting illustrations & a plethora of interactive novelties to explain key elements on everything from atoms, elements and molecules to fireworks, stomach acid and nanotubes. With instructions for seven experiments to try at home, future scientists, doctors & biologists will completely adore this! 

Many congratulations Tom Adams, Thomas Flintham and our own paper-engineering-and-design-supremo Andy Mansfield!

You can shop Molecule Mayhem and Feel The Force from Templar Publishing HERE!