Emmy-Winning Actor Tony Hale to Release Children's Book Based On One "BIG" Lesson Learned

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A Children's Story based on quirky characters from television and film.

Emmy award-winning actor Tony Hale will publish his first book entitled "Archibald's Next Big Thing," a children’s story filled with the sort of quirky yet lovable characters he is known for in
television and film. Co-written with his friend Tony Biaggne, this inspiring and offbeat story is delightfully illustrated by artists Misty Manley and Victor Huckabee.

Released by Boxing Clever Publishing, “Archibald’s Next Big Thing” is the extraordinary adventure of an extra-ordinary chicken named Archibald Strutter. His three brothers and one
sister have each found their "Big Thing" and the only big thing Archibald has planned is what he’s eating for lunch. This all changes when he receives a mysterious blue card that simply reads, “YOUR BIG THING IS HERE” and, accompanied by a friendly bee named "Bee", Archibald takes off on a fantastic journey in hopes of finding his NEXT BIG THING. Through new friends and experiences, the wide-eyed, semi-bald chicken finally discovers that, while looking for the next big thing isn't a bad thing, we should always remember that big and beautiful things are all around us...right NOW.

"The thoughts of an actor aren't very different from Archibald's," Hale says. “I always find myself looking ahead to the next big role, the next big opportunity, obsessed with the question 'What's next, what's next, WHAT'S NEXT!?' But embracing and enjoying the PRESENT is a message I want both my daughter and myself to remember. Every. Single. Day."

The book will be released in August 2014 and preview copies are available upon request. For updates, you can visit AdventuresofArchibald.com.


Known best for his role as the socially awkward Buster Bluth on the groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning series Arrested Development, Tony Hale has appeared in a wide variety of critically acclaimed television programs and films throughout his career. In 2013, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Gary Walsh in HBO’s Emmy and SAG nominated political comedy, Veep. Season 3 of Veep returns to HBO this April.

Tony Biaggne has worked as a creative strategist and copywriter for advertising agencies across the country. In addition, he has spent the last seven years traveling around the world capturing
footage to raise awareness and support for the clean water crisis. His creative direction for the Advent Conspiracy, a movement that encourages people to substitute hyper-consumerism with
compassion for those in need, has raised millions of dollars for clean water wells and sanitation in developing communities. He is currently Executive Producer at Bruton Stroube, a commercial
film and photography studio in St. Louis.

Boxing Clever is a St. Louis, Missouri agency that provides creative, strategic solutions to the advertising, marketing, interactive and promotional needs of clients. Since 2004, Boxing Clever
has delivered award-winning design, messaging and campaign platforms to companies, businesses and charitable organizations alike.

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