The children at Church Langton CE (Aided) Primary School were delighted to welcome author and illustrator Steve Antony for a visit. Mr Antony, whose books include The Queen’s Hat and Please Mr Panda lead a whole assembly, reading some of his work and sharing how he became a published author.
He then spent time with the pupils in year 1 and reception, teaching them about his drawing technique and answering their questions. Mrs Manley, year two teacher who had organised the event, thought the children gained from the experience. “All the children were very excited to learn how he created his books from initial ideas through to the final book on sale. It was a wonderful experience especially when we had a sneak preview of his new book The Queen’s Handbag.
The Queen’s hat is a finalist for both the Waterstone’s Childrens’ picture book of the year and the London Evening Standards ‘Oscars first book prize’.
Steve was so impressed by the art work produced by some of the pupils that he has now added it to his own website. Click here to see.