Algy is really a very hard-working fluffy bird, as fluffy birds go…

On a bitterly cold and windy day in February, Algy was down on the beach with his assistant, posing for a series of photographs. Algy’s assistant was working on the illustrations for his first book, A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird, which is due to be published in early April. She needed some reference photos for her art work, so of course Algy had to oblige. But – in addition to being cold and damp and smelling of rotting seaweed – this kind of work carries a number of risks, as Algy was about to find out…

(This post and the ones which follow should help to answer the question which Algy’s friend heterotopian asked him yesterday, to wit: “How often does Algy really get wet, and how does he get dry?”)

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