Books covered in this workbook: Silly Billy, Piggybook, Voices in the Park, Willy the Wimp, My Mum, Willy the Champ, My Dad, Gorilla, Willy and Hugh, Willy the Dreamer, Willy the Wizard, Through the Magic Mirror, Changes and Zoo.
You can use this booklet and do one author study a term (this works well and I will put up all my other author studies: Mem Fox, John Burningham, Eric Carle, and Julia Donaldson). Children enjoy and get much more out of author studies.
Anthony Browne is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books. He creates strongly narrative watercolors that blend near-photographic realism with fantastical, surreal touches and ingenious visual puns. Gorillas feature in many of Anthony’s books.
He says, ‘I am fascinated by them and the contrast they represent – their huge strength and gentleness. They’re thought of as being very fierce creatures and they’re not.’