Author and illustrator visit
The Reception and Year 1 children were treated to a very special visit on Wednesday afternoon. We were lucky to welcome a very talented pair of sisters to NHP. Lisa Read and Kim Ansell created the magical picture book ‘Fredrick the Fox’. After a wonderful reading to each class, Lisa and Kim went through all the tricks of the trade on how to create a picture book. Lisa showed the children her water colour paints; her sketch book filled with the drawings which went on to create ‘Fredrick the Fox’. Kim talked about using the right words and helping the rhyme bounce along from beginning to end. They also talked about how they specially made their book environmentally friendly by having it printed in the UK and using vegetable based prints. The children learnt that both Lisa and Kim used many of the NHP habits to produce the book, such as persisting and persevering to get the pictures just right, and reflecting and evaluating to make sure their layout was the best it could be, to name a few.