How a mole and a lumpy-bumpy thing are making literacy fun - with ideas from Dutch Librarian, Marjolijn Sonneveld which can be used at home or school.
Traditionally, kids’ books are more likely to warn of the dangers awaiting readers who stray off the path and head into the woods, than encourage us to seek out their solitude. Is it time to have a rethink? Celebrating the portrayal of woodlands in kids’ books - and a wonderful example to redress the balance.
Do you have a child who struggles to write? Well, there’s more than one way to tell a story (and challenge sexist stereotypes).
I dislike the word ‘author’ because it’s not fully understood - and that can impact our children.
Because Banksy’s Gorilla in a Pink Mask bears an uncanny resemblance to Sylvia the gorilla. Take a look…
I admired the deer through my binoculars.. Capreolus capreolus - a Roe deer buck. Just like the one on the cover of a book that I’ve owned since I was a young boy.
My first encounter with Lauren Child’s Clarice Bean - and an honest appraisal of my work.
One of my roles as a picture book illustrator is to embellish the written story, taking the author’s ideas and building upon them.
In fact, some of us are pretty pleased…
As an illustrator, I have a responsibility to make sure that children of all colours get the opportunity to see themselves reflected in the books they read…