Posts from the ‘Illustration’ category

We use type all the time without really thinking about how and why we make the choices we do. As a picture book writer type is really important to me because the choices we make affect how our readers respond to the text. Typography is like a visual form of our voice – we can shout or whisper, we can talk fast or slow – it’s a wonderful way of illustrating what our voice can do. In my Type Faces Workshop we will learn about the anatomy of type, font families and design basics. I will share how type is used in everyday life – from street signs to newspapers, from cereal boxes to book covers  – and how the type we use can affect the way we communicate. In the session we will play my Font Families game, learn to think like a picture book designer and use technology to create our own Type Face posters:

 

 

To book an amazing Type Faces Workshop for your KS1/2 class, get in touch with Pippa here…

 

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Developed through extensive collaboration with the Co-operative College and the Rochdale Pioneers Museum our historical epic is finally published!

ks1 coverThis rhyming picturebook follows two modern schoolkids as they embark on an amazing time-travelling adventure into the grimy world of the Rochdale of 1844. Before making it back to the future they meet some of the original Rochdale Pioneers and witness the opening of their first co-op shop. Along the way they explore the stinky streets, strict classrooms and dangerous workplaces of a Victorian mill town and discover what life was like for many children in the past.

The book is packed with historical facts and includes a glossary, reading comprehension questions and a set of activities ideal for use with KS1 children.

Buy a copy online here . . .

The first book in The Little Pioneers series has reached print proof stage which is fantastic!
charlie coverIt features Charlie, a four-year-old who loves to join in and play with his friends at nursery. He is based on one of the existing mascot characters used by Co-operative Childcare to promote their core values. Charlie is joined in this rhyming picturebook by four friends – Ping, Ela, Alice & Ebo –   and they have fun as they create some amazing things together!

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Each of Charlie’s Little Pioneer friends represents one of the organisation’s DOES values: Democracy, Openness, Equality & Social Responsibility.  I’m already busy working on the next book in the series which features a girl called Ping and introduces concepts of democracy for children in the Early Years.