Author visits Rocklands Community Primary School

Illustrator and author Chris Riddell visited Rocklands Community Primary School to talk about his wo

Illustrator and author Chris Riddell visited Rocklands Community Primary School to talk about his work - Credit: Archant

His love of drawing and storytelling is well-established, and now author and illustrator Chris Riddell has paid a visit to a village school to share his passion.

Mr Riddell, the UK's current children's laureate, spent a day at Rocklands Community Primary School talking to pupils about how he writes and draws.

Shena Scholes, from the school's Friends of Rocklands School group, which organised the visit, said: 'He spent about half-an-hour with each group talking about how he illustrates and writes.

'He was very engaging and the children sat still for the whole time he was talking.

'He had a big queue of children and parents who wanted to get his signature on is drawings at the end of the day, so that's a testament to how engaging he was.'


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Mr Riddell lives in Brighton and has a holiday house in Rockland.

As well as producing his own books, including those in the popular The Edge Chronicles, Mr Riddell is a political cartoonist for The Observer newspaper.

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He has won three Kate Greenaway Medals, the British librarians' annual award for the best-illustrated children's book, which he also co-wrote with Paul Stewart.

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