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Year 4 at Bookfest

Getting Creative with Chris Riddell

Year 4 girls were in for treat when they went to the New Wimbledon Theatre to see the renowned children’s book author and illustrator, and famed political cartoonist, Chris Riddell.  He was very entertaining and the girls found out how he sharpened his pencils (much to their amusement), before creating a wonderful illustration before their eyes as he spoke about his work.

Here is what a few of the girls had to say:

“I love Chris Riddell because he writes fantastic stories and does amazing drawings.  His latest book is “Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony” and it is the best book in the world.  We went to see him at the New Wimbledon Theatre and he did a drawing for “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.”  Scarlett

“We went to see Chris Riddell at the New Wimbledon Theatre.  He is absolutely amazing at drawing.  I loved the bit at the beginning when he showed us how he sharpens his pencils.”  Isabella

“Chris Riddell is the author of the brilliant book, "Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony". He drew some fantastic pictures and read us a chapter from his new book.   Inez