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bbc school radio meet the authors and illustrators

Charles Dickens artist's sketches found in school textbook. 4 July Share this with Facebook Leech's illustration of Scrooge meeting Marley's ghost. John is an author and illustrator famous for books such as Avocado Front Row radio Meet John Burningham John studied illustration and graphic design at the Central School of Art, graduating with distinction in NPR interviews with top authors and the NPR Book Tour, a weekly feature and December 13, • Award-winning illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi got the idea for December 4, • Crosby set the mold for the multimedia star: on radio, on the .

Anthony Browne, author and illustrator The previous image and the one following are from Granpa, written and illustrated by John Burningham. It begins portraying the warm relationship between a girl and her grandfather, who entertains her with fantastic tales of his youth.

However, as time goes on, Granpa becomes frailer until eventually, as seen in the book's haunting final spread below, the girl has to come to terms with his death.

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Helen Oxenbury's cover image for So Much! By permission of Walker Books, Ltd. Helen Oxenbury's baby books set a trend, and helped to persuade parents that you are never too young for books. Nicolette Jones, BookTrust judge Above: In the story, a baby refuses to eat, causing its family great distress as they wish it to grow up healthy and strong.

One day, it discovers an avocado in the fruit bowl and wants to eat them every day - and then it gains unfathomably strength. Also written and illustrated by Burningham, it is a twist on the tale of the ugly duckling, though in this instance she never grows up to be beautiful - she's bald as a gosling and remains bald as a goose, making the story more about self-esteem and acceptance.

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Borka, born with no feathers, cannot fly and is forced to wear a knitted sweater to keep warm. She struggles when her family fly south for the winter, but soon finds herself on an adventure of her own.

Always ask them to give reasons for their answers. Start by showing images and a map of the Thames and describing life by the river and talk about the dangers of being alone on the river or in the wild woods.

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How can rivers be dangerous? Do you like walking alone in the woods?

bbc school radio meet the authors and illustrators

What do you have to be careful about when you go for a walk alone? Describe the four seasons in England, and then compare them with the seasons in your own country. Do you have the same weather? Do you have the same natural environment?

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What is your winter like? What is it like in the story?

bbc school radio meet the authors and illustrators

City and countryside Compare life in the city and the countryside. Describe why it is better to live in the countryside if you are a toad! Friendship These friends help each other and support each other even if they are in trouble.

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Who is your best friend? What qualities should a good friend have? Have you seen any of them? Here is a list of films, theatre plays and audio books you enjoy.

Remember to listen to the narrated story in the Helbling Readers edition as well.

bbc school radio meet the authors and illustrators