An Vrombaut

An Vrombaut

Children's author, Illustrator, Scriptwriter

http://www.vrombaut.co.uk
an@vrombaut.co.uk
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Available for

Interview, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11

Genres

Humour, Picture book

Book types

Picture book

Awards

Organisations

  • the Society of Authors

Details

I am a writer, illustrator and animator, best known for creating '64 zoo Lane'.

Born in Belgium, I  moved to London to study  at the Royal College of Art where I made my award-winning  animated film ‘Little Wolf’. After graduating, I  started work on the popular animated TV series ’64 Zoo Lane’, which has been broadcast on the BBC/CBeebies for 18 years now.

I have written and illustrated 15 picture books published by Hodder Children books, Oxford University Press and HarperCollins. Most of my stories are  inspired by a love of animals and nature. I have also written numerous televisions scripts for children's programmes such as '64 Zoo Lane', 'Florrie's Dragons', 'Bing' and 'Miffy'.

I enjoy visiting schools, libraries and festivals to talk about my books and films. I have 15 years of experience visiting schools. As an author, illustrator and animator, I can offer a variety of lively sessions:

Story Session (Nursery, Reception and Year 1) My story sessions feature a giant toothbrush, bubbles and a very tall giraffe!

How a picture book is made’ session (Year 1 to Year 4)

Writing and Illustrating Workshop (Year 1 and 2)

Animation Session, including zoetrope activity (Year 2 to Year 6)

I usually fit 4 to 6 sessions into a day, including a short  session in assembly. I mainly visit schools in London and the South East, but will occasionally travel further afield.

 

"Thanks for today which I think was a tremendous success on many different levels… We have all had very positive feedback from the parents during parents evening this week." Stanburn First School, Stanmore

" I am just writing to thank you for putting so much time and effort into our World Book Day. The boys thoroughly enjoyed all the activities – the feedback was incredibly positive." Buckingham College Preparatory School, Pinner

"All the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and benefited greatly from the practical nature of the activities." Northwood College, Northwood

 

"The children in Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed the animated films and were inspired to make their own zoëtropes .... I will be in contact to make another date as we would certainly be interested in doing some animation with the pupils in years 4 - 6." North London Collegiate Junior School, Edgeware

Books by An Vrombaut

978-0008230180
Duck Socks

Duck Socks

Hip and Hop are putting on duck socks. But socks with no dots make Hop sad. What will make him happy again?  
978-0192725479
Smile, Crocodile, Smile

Smile, Crocodile, Smile

In this story we meet Clarabella Crocodile who has so many teeth that tooth-brushing time can last all day and she misses out on playtime - until her friends come to her rescue, that is.  
978-1444912982
64 Zoo Lane: Georgina the Giraffe

64 Zoo Lane: Georgina the Giraffe

Lucy has some very strange neighbours with horns and humps, tails and trunks - that's because Lucy lives next door to the zoo! Every night, she climbs down the long long neck of Georgina the Giraffe and listens to one of them tell her a story... Tonight it's the story of Georgina the Giraffe. She is very talented and wants everyone to know. But things don't quite go according to plan. 
978-1444913002
64 Zoo Lane: Joey the Kangaroo

64 Zoo Lane: Joey the Kangaroo

Lucy has some very strange neighbours with horns and humps, tails and trunks - that's because Lucy lives next door to the zoo! Every night, she climbs down the long long neck of Georgina the Giraffe and listens to one of them tell her a story... Tonight it's the story of Joey. Joey is a little kangaroo who lives in Australia. But Joey has problems doing the one thing all kangaroos are famous for - jumping! Will he learn to jump like a proper kangaroo before the Junior Jump Competition? 
978-1444913026
64 Zoo Lane: Snowbert the Polar Bear

64 Zoo Lane: Snowbert the Polar Bear

Lucy has some very strange neighbours with horns and humps, tails and trunks - that's because Lucy lives next door to the zoo! Every night, she climbs down the long long neck of Georgina the Giraffe and listens to one of them tell her a story... Tonight it's the story of Snowbert the Polar Bear. Snowbert is lonely. The North Pole is quiet and cold. And he's fed up of playing dominoes alone. Will he ever find a friend? 
9781444913019
64 Zoo Lane: Kevin the Crocodile

64 Zoo Lane: Kevin the Crocodile

Lucy has some very strange neighbours with horns and humps, tails and trunks - that's because Lucy lives next door to the zoo! Every night, she climbs down the long long neck of Georgina the Giraffe and listens to one of them tell her a story... Tonight it's the story of Kevin the Crocodile. He's small and friendly, so when Victor tries to teach him to be fierce and mean, will it work? 
978-1444913033
64 Zoo Lane: Zed the Zebra

64 Zoo Lane: Zed the Zebra

Lucy has some very strange neighbours with horns and humps, tails and trunks - that's because Lucy lives next door to the zoo! Every night, she climbs down the long long neck of Georgina the Giraffe and listens to one of them tell her a story... Tonight it's the story of Zed the Zebra. Zed is faster than any other animal in the jungle - and he's always pointing it out. Until one day the animals plan an obstacle race and prove they can all do something well, and Zed isn't the best at everything! 
978-1444912999
64 Zoo Lane: Henrietta the Hairy Hippo

64 Zoo Lane: Henrietta the Hairy Hippo

Lucy has some very strange neighbours with horns and humps, tails and trunks - that's because Lucy lives next door to the zoo! Every night, she climbs down the long long neck of Georgina the Giraffe and listens to one of them tell her a story... Tonight it's the story of Henrietta. Henrietta is hairy and all the other hippos laugh at her. So she goes off on her own in search of a new home. 
978-0340881507
Dear Dragon

Dear Dragon

It's Princess Florrie's birthday. She is tired of all the usual entertainment - jugglers, jesters and acrobats and wants something a little unusual for her party. Something like a dreadful dragon. The rest of the palace is convinced he's too dreadful, but Princess Florrie likes a challenge so she decides to write him a letter! 
978-0192725752
The Lost Acorns

The Lost Acorns

Squirrel marks the spot where he has hidden his winter store of acorns by making a signpost from a knobbly stick, a maple leaf, and a mushroom. But other animals in the forest find unexpected uses for his signpost and now poor Squirrel will never be able to find his acorns... 
978-0340744277
Mouse and Elephant

Mouse and Elephant

Mouse and Elephant are the best of friends, but sometimes it is hard to find just the right game to play until Elephant comes up with a very unexpected solution. 

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Keywords

64 ZOO LANE ANIMAL STORIES ANIMAL TALES ANIMALS ANIMATION ANIMATOR DRAGON DRAWING EARLY READER EARLY READER HUMOUR ILLUSTRATOR LONDON NATURE NURSERY PHONICS PICTURE BOOKS PRINCESS SEASONS