Anthony Browne, illustrator is the new Children's Laureate for 2009- 2011.
Famous for many of his books, he is a brilliant choice and at Dolphin Books we send our congratulations.
It was fantastic to be present at the announcement and to feel part of the real uniqueness that the Children's Laureateship brings to the future of children's books for all our children.
Great to hear Anthony so enthusiastic about Picture Books, " They're special, perfect for sharing,. There's a gap between pictures and words and they encourage a way of looking. They are for everyone, not just for younger children."
His own picture books are certainly that, try Willy the Wimp or Gorilla. (...links to books below).
More details on the event and the speeches that were made will be added to the Dolphin site soon.
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