I'm a children's author and illustrator best known for my picture books My Pet T-Rex, I Really Want that Unicorn and Tiger in a Tutu, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's book Prize.
I was born in sunny Rio, Brazil. After studying art and design, I went travelling and came across the MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, from where I graduated in 2014.
Today I work from my studio in London, where I live with a ginger fellow and our family of cats.
Want to find out more about me? Please check my author bio on my website.
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I offer interactive and fun events for children and I'd love to visit your school, library or festival.
My sessions are typically based on my picture books, with activities including storytelling, character creation, games and crafts. I also run workshops and talks for aspiring children's authors and illustrators on the themes of writing picture books, children's book illustration and character design.
Sessions are 45-60 min long and can be anything from a small group workshop or a big assembly.
Here are a few options:
Story reading with fun props + crafts activity. (suitable for nursery and EY)
Story reading + draw along activity + character creation workshop. (suitable for KS1)
Story reading + character creation or story workshop (suitable for KS2)
Talk: How I make picture books (suitable for KS2 & up or big assemblies)
Workshops: character creation or story workshop (KS2 & up)
I'm very flexible and the format can always be adapted to suit your needs. Let me know what your ideal author visit would look like!
For more details:
Please check my author events page on my website!
There you can find more information on my children's books and school visits, as well as my current fees.
For free printable activities and crafts based on my picture books, follow this link.
Thank you for your visit on WBD. All pupils around the school are still talking about your books. You have helped to promote love for reading at Riverside Primary. Your books are much appreciated and pupils are currently taking turns in reading them. Pupils found the session interesting, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyed it. You have made WBD extra special for our pupils.
Fabi Santiago is the author and illustrator of 'My pet T-rex', 'I really want that unicorn' and 'Tiger in a Tutu', which was shortlisted for the Waterstones children's book prize. Fabi recently illustrated Sarah Driver's new middle grade series Once We Were Witches.