way to the sea...."
now. Listen closely, and you'll hear the gentle lapping of the tide, and
the soft cry of the gulls turning on high, as we're
transported to the home
of Ebb and Flo...
Ebb is a portly, trotting dog with a spotty scarf,
and she's Flo's best friend
in the whole world. And these two pals live
with Flo's Mum, on a boat that's
moored up in a seaside estuary. They have lots
of little adventures in and
around their home and vessel, they make regular
visit to Granny's house,
and are often joined by a friendly white gull
- Bird - who frequents the area.
This series is adapted from the picturebooks
by Jane Simmons, and the
tone is as gentle as the waves that nudge
the shoreline around Flo's boat.
Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter's Aunt Petunia) sings
the hushabye theme song,
and provides a most soothing narration to each
story. It makes for a most
welcome change of pace in the cartoon schedules.
Just sit back and let
these little stories wash over your toes...
Jane Simmons has a thing for boats too. She's lived on them
for several years
and she wrote and drew the Ebb and Flo books whilst
moored in Falmouth harbour...
Jane's gone on to bring us the joys of Daisy,
the little duck with big feet...
and Flo books
by Jane Simmons
all published by Orchard Books
1998 - Ebb's New Friend
1999 - Ebb and Flo and the Greedy Gulls
Ebb and Flo and
the Baby Seal
2005 - Ebb and Flo and the Sea Monster
and Flo at Amazon.co.uk
Series One Series
Ebb's New Friend Come
Ebb's Paw Ebb
and the Sea Monster
Stick With Me Ebb
and the Kitten
Flotsam and Jetsam Ebb's
Ebb and the Greedy Gulls Ebb's
Ebb's Birthday Ready,
Ebb the Brave Ebb
Ebb and the Bike Ebb
the Wonder Dog
Ebb's Rival Ebb
and the Dolphins
Ebb and the Baby Seal Ebb's
Ebb the Salty Sea Dog Ebb
and the New Boat
Ebb's New Toy
Ebb Keeps it Safe
Ebb the Guard Dog Ebb's
"Ebb's Rival" introduces
us to Flo's cousin Joe, and his Westie dog Morris.
return in the series two episode, "Ready, Steady, Go".
and Flo on DVD
Here in the UK, Ebb and Flo star in
their very own "Carry Me"
Me - Ebb And Flo
2 / 10 episodes / 2 Entertain / July 2008
Birthday" is included in this frothy Milkshake!
2 / 2 Entertain
/ June 2007
in America, you can get your paws on a disc featuring
all thirteen episodes from the first
and Flo: Ebb's New Friend
1 / 13 episodes / VGI Ent./ August 2007
a Canning Factory, Hahn Film
& FIVE TV UK co-production
based on the Ebb and Flo books by
published by Orchard Books
produced in association with
and distributed by VGI Entertainment
Canning, Gerhard Hahn
Cake Entertainment Ltd
Ingham, Jan Page,
Tarry, Anna Haas,
Ricketts, Roger McIntosh,
Roger Mainwood, Rick Villeneuve,
Spillane, Mathias Thieme,
Marczinczik, Colin White,
Kelly, Kevin Molloy
art direction: Loraine
Marshall, Mark Francis,
Gon Animation Limited
music prod: Mic
Plc, 63 George St, Luton, UK.