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Pam Royds on Grasmere , 1971 with Sally Christie, children’s author and daughter of Philippa Pearce. I was just twenty two when I fir...

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My blog is about writing and illustrating children's books which I have been doing since 1974. www.gillianmcclure.com has all my books. I also have another blog: www.paulcoltman.blogspot.com where I publish my father's poems.

Sunday, 4 March 2012


World Book Day and a new book and a new workshop.

I spent an afternoon with years 3, 4, 5 and 6 at Seaford College in West Sussex. We thought up a sequel to Zoe’s Boat - Zoe and the Dog going off in search of the cuddly crocodile, seen on this page swimming away when a big wave hits the little boat.
The children did a single page of the narrative in picture frames using black felt tips. Getting away from pencils, rubbers and rulers and working on A3 sheets of paper made them work more quickly and freely. It was a lot of fun. Here are three examples of their work:


  1. Love the drawings! The last one has the makings of a real comic artist!

  2. Yes, Candy, the children came up trumps and surprised their teachers.