A typical school visit involves looking at the anatomy of a book and understanding where books come from, who are the team of people that create a book and why they are valuable.
Also, I help the children to illustrate and design powerful and engaging front covers. This activity is for the most part, interactive and worked through on the whiteboard.
Along with the design elements, I work with the class to create a new central character for a brand new picture book idea. Together, we arrive at the most amazing results. The children feel involved and their input is invaluable. One of the most satisfying things to witness, is children taking a real interest in their new 'class/group' character and feeling enthusiastic to continue working using words and pictures...or simply their imagination.
Lettice Rabbit appears in ten books that I have written and illustrated.