When I first met David Cradduck, I was working as a marketing manager for Guildford and Farnham solicitors, Stevens & Bolton. His company was then known as The Cradduck Partnership, TCP for short. When I think of David and his company, I still think of him as TCP, though TLC might have been more appropriate.
David, Liane, Ann and John helped madaboutsnailbooks to become a reality. They supported us through the creation of our book design, the website, guided us through getting the best treatment for Amy’s illustrations and advised me, in my enthusiasm, against publishing all of our books in one go. This was wise advice indeed.
Our first book, Snail Trail, was a real springboard for the madaboutsnailbook brand. Through it, we learnt lots of lessons. Those lessons were carried through to Snails Don’t Burp! and Snail Park; they helped to oversee the production of the school book, The Secret Scroll.
I am only sorry that they won’t be with us for Slime in Time, holding our hand.
Cradducks gave us tender loving care. On behalf of my whole family, and everyone who has ever bought a madaboutsnailbook, I’d like to send a belated and heartfelt thanks to David and his team. We wish you all much happiness.