Join some of the most celebrated authors and illustrators in children's literature for a day of talks, stories and workshops. Choose your favourite book and have it signed by the author!
Internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books, Anthony Browne has nearly 40 worldwide titles to his name. Anthony is Children's Laureate 2009-11.
Not only a renowned children's author, Anthony is known for his strongly narrative watercolour illustrations of near-photographic realism. Fantastical and surreal with ingenious visual puns, Anthony's illustrations convey a skilful use of colour, pattern and background detail. These beautiful works subtely tell the story with an exquisite empathy for his lonely and sensitive child protagonists, both human and ape (gorillas feature in many of Anthony's books).
Talking about gorillas, Anthony says, 'I am fascinated by them and the contrast they represent their huge strength and gentleness. They're thought of as being very fierce creatures and they're not.'
Meet Willy the Chimp and other captivating characters from Anthony's books Willy the Wimp, Willy the Champ, Willy and Hugh and Willy the Wizard. Anthony brings his own illustrations to life as he reads passages especially for the Children's Books Festival.
Tickets: £4 (child), £2 (adult)
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