Playing the Shape Game: A Life in Picture Books with the Children's Laureate
Anthony Browne is one of the world's most celebrated creators of picture books, with classics such as "Voices in the Park", "Willy and Hugh", and "Gorilla" to his name. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, the Kurt Maschler 'Emil' Award three times, and in 2000 became the first British illustrator to win the Hans Christian Andersen Award. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to children's literature, he was appointed the UK Children's Laureate for 2009 to 2011 and to celebrate both this honour and his glorious career, here is a major retrospective of his life and work. Anthony shares insights into his childhood, his training, and his career as an artist, in this captivating memoir featuring over 200 illustrations.
A fascinating insight into the life and work of Anthony Browne, the current Children's Laureate
ANTHONY BROWNE is the acclaimed author and illustrator of such prize-winning bestsellers as GORILLA (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award), WILLY THE WIZARD and ZOO (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal). In 2009, Anthony was appointed Children's Laureate, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of picture books. VOICES IN THE PARK won the 1998 Kurt Maschler Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Anthony was also the winner of the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. Anthony has also written the immensely popular titles KING KONG (1994), MY DAD (2000), MY MUM (2005) and MY BROTHER (2007).