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‘Quentin Blake’

Like most people, I imagine, I was introduced to Quentin Blake’s lively, stylised illustrations via the works of Roald Dahl. We had a massive Roald Dahl collection, and each of the gruesome and humorous stories was perfectly complemented by Blake’s artwork. 130 more words

Book Alphabet

Special Delivery

Right off the bat, the illustrations in this picture book take me back to my childhood. Matthew Cordell’s work is reminiscent of Quentin Blake… 118 more words

Children's Lit

A Month of: Children's Fiction - My Best Reads - The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams

This is a surprisingly charming debut novel by the Little Britain star, David Walliams. The Boy in the Dress has huge amounts of child appeal being charming and funny, with school life that children will be able to relate too. 63 more words

Some of My Favourite Picture Books

Inspired by the recent Guardian post about Daniel Hahn’s top 10 underrated or forgotten children’s classics I thought I would make a blog post about some of my favourite picture books as well. 606 more words

A Month Of: Children's Fiction - My Best Reads - Roald Dahl

My ‘a month of’ best reads of children’s fiction would be incomplete without a mention to the great Roald Dahl. His stories are loved by children and adults alike through the world and many have been made into blockbuster movies. 925 more words

Draw Me A Story at The Story Museum

Over the Easter break I’ve been back volunteering at the Story Museum in Oxford where they have a new exhibition celebrating the work of six illustrators. 707 more words


Books And Authors Who Coloured My Childhood - Part 3 - Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

The BFG!

George’s Marvellous Medicine!

The Twits!

The Witches!

Oh I could go on!

I loved Roald Dahl! I am sure pretty much all of us would have been in some contact with Dahl’s work, whether it be by reading, or watching certain rather popular films! 374 more words