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
Kathleen's Review - With an illustration by the fabulous Quentin Blake on the cover, this book draws the reader in to snippets of stories and of how to write stories and illustrate them, all by the best-known British authors for children. This book isn't just to inspire your children, it also gives a great deal of pleasure to any adult who has ever had contact through their books with these ten Children's Laureates.