Posts Tagged illustration

Shake up your story

Funny and serious.  Just like this blog!

I love what this guy has to say about empathy, perspectives and our power to change stories so that children are exposed to lives other than just the one they have.

Artist Raghava KK demos his new children’s book for iPad with a fun feature: when you shake it, the story — and your perspective — changes. In this charming short talk, he invites all of us to shake up our perspective a little bit.

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Philip Pullman – lectures at the Open University

I’m a big fan of Philip Pullman.  His forthright comments on education, age branding of books and a number of other causes often have me cheering in support.  This quite apart from the fact that his books are total gems and they have universal appeal to both adults and students in my school that his magical touch with story is wonderful.  Here is his lecture on the 40th anniversary of the Open University.

He is talking about the Borderland – the interaction between words, pictures and the reader’s imagination.  He talks about his favourite illustrations from books he loves.  If you are of a certain age you will recognise some instantly.   Set some time aside to have a listen to him.  I know it goes for over an hour but it is stimulating and  inspirational.  Cover some books or something with the sound up!

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