Author(s): Quentin Blake
In this text, Quentin Blake picks some of his favourite paintings and encourages everyone to look for the stories they tell. The author has chosen 26 paintings and drawings, all with stories in mind. The pictures are by very different artists: some are illustrators of children's books from across the world; others are by artists whose pictures are usually seen in art galleries. Quentin Blake's characters draw the reader in by introducing every image, pointing out details and asking question, allowing their imagination to create stories around the pictures.
"This beautifully produced book will widen eyes and imaginations. Guardian Education
Quentin Blake was born in 1932. He read English at Downing College, Cambridge, and Education at the Institute of Education, London; he also attended life classes at Chelsea School of Art, London. His first children's book was written in 1960. Since then he has illustrated over 250 books by 80 different writers, most famously Roald Dahl. He is also well known for his picture books such as Mister Magnolia, Clown and Zagazoo. He was made an OBE in 1988 and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate.