Strouden Avenue, Bournemouth
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The Reading Monkeys are an established book group and we saw taking part in the shadowing of the Greenaway Award as an excellent opportunity to take a closer look at book illustration. We have had 3 special sessions. The first we covered up the front cover of 2 titles and got the children to design what they thought would be a good front cover for each, then we revealed the real covers to compare. The second session we looked at different art techniques, such as water colour and pastels. The final session we concentrated on the distinctive style of certain illustrators like Q Blake and C Riddell.