Author(s): Quentin Blake
In a beautiful anthology, ten children's book greats share stories, poems, pictures, tips, and prompts meant to inspire young readers to create works of their own. Have you ever sparked the start of a story by playing a game of What if? Is there any value to all that doodling you do? What does being "a sponge" have to do with facing down a blank page? Did you know that pictures can sometimes inspire stories, rather than the other way around? From Quentin Blake's drawings of fantastical vehicles to Michael Rosen's inside look at his poetry, from Anthony Browne's shape game (no need to be an artist to play) to Lauren Child's look at her creative process, this anthology -- whose contributors were all British Children's Laureates -- aims to encourage budding writers and artists to let their imaginations soar. The final spread is a collection of prompts from all the contributors, passing the creative torch to the next generation. With contributions by: Malorie Blackman, Quentin Blake, Anthony Browne, Lauren Child, Julia Donaldson, Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo, Chris Riddell, Michael Rosen, Jacqueline Wilson
From the lively works of Quentin Blake to the visceral writing of Malorie Blackman, this book is full of wonderful tips and ideas from ten beloved children's authors and illustrators, each passing on their wisdom and inspiration to aspiring young makers. Featuring activities such as a play based on the Tortoise and the Hare by Julia Donaldson and a drawing game to get the imagination going from Anthony Browne, this is a beautiful book to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. It's an inspiration for young budding writers and artists - and for those who simply love children's books.