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Hold onto your hats! Jon Klassen, the author-illustrator of award-winning picture books I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, has a penchant for characters as simply drawn as they are expressive – from thieving fish to gossiping crabs, desperate bears to deceptive rabbits … and turtles that just want a little help with their rock-climbing.
So, what comes first: the story, the illustrations, or the eccentric woodland creatures? Join Jon as he shares his secret to weaving pictures around stories, explores what makes a great yarn ... and talks about why he loves hats. Featuring a live drawing workshop, and a chance to ask questions.
For ages five to eleven. BYO hat.
Presented in partnership with Sydney Writers Festival.
Jon Klassen grew up in Niagara Falls, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is the Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, as well as the illustrator of Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett; The Dark by Lemony Snicket; House Held Up by Trees by Ted Kooser; Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson and the first three books in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series.
Bernard Caleo is a comic book communicator. He makes comics, publishes comics, teaches about comics and preaches about comics. He published the romance comics anthology Tango from 1997 to 2009. With filmmaker Daniel Hayward, he made the feature documentary Graphic Novels! Melbourne! in 2012, and they have presented the film in Australia, Europe and the USA.
Immersion in literacy is one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of a child’s future – and nurturing a love of books and reading is part of that. Also, kids plus books and writing equals fun. We’re delighted to be presenting a new series of events for the younger reader in your life: Wheeler Kids. Roll up and enjoy!