Cracking tie-in to come from Carlton

<p>Carlton Publishing Group has secured world rights to an official Wallace &amp; Gromit tie-in. <em>Grand Adventures &amp; Glorious Inventions: The Scrapbook of an Inventor . . . and his Dog </em>will be published in March 2009 to coincide with the launch of the DVD of the latest film and the 20th anniversary of the Nick Park franchise.</p><p>Written by established children&#39;s author Penny Worms, the book will be laid out as a secret &quot;invention scrapbook&quot;, filled with information and memorabilia from the three previous films: &quot;The Wrong Trousers&quot;, &quot;A Close Shave&quot; and &quot;The Curse of the Were-Rabbit&quot;.</p><p>Retailing at &pound;17.99, the hardback will include pull-out blueprints of Wallace&#39;s inventions, a Gromit &quot;mood-ometer&quot; and a booklet of past vegetable competition disasters. </p><p>It will also offer &quot;a taster&quot; of the new television short, &quot;A Matter of Loaf and Death&quot;, in which the two protagonists start a bakery business. The 30-minute film will be aired first on BBC 1&#8232; and then released as a DVD.</p>