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Bertie by the Beach

Mark Burrell

Bertie by the Beach is a magical rhyming story about a little crab and all his special friends who live by the sea. We learn about the things he loves to do, his magical dreams and tales of adventure. This story is playful and optimistic with a subtle message about the importance of people, diversity, kindness, and friendship. Illustrated by the author Mark Burrell, who is an award-winning artist and now first-time author of this beautiful captivating tale that will enchant children and adults alike. See more of Marks art work at

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Mark is the father of two grown sons Luke and Tom, and is
a professional award-winning artist who lives by the Suffolk coast.
He is well known for his colourful fine detailed paintings,
with their visual narrative portrayed in magical realism.
His work has appeared on television many times and he was
awarded First Prize by Bill Oddie on the program Moving Art,
and interviewed by Sister Wendy Beckett.
Mark has exhibited across Europe, New York,
in The House of Commons, and The Royal Academy.