Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Illustrator Visit

Sav Akyüz,

The acclaimed illustrator, Sav Akyüz, came into school on Tuesday 26th June to meet our children in Nursery and Reception classes.

Sav talked to the children about illustrating books and demonstrated live how he came up with the idea for the mischievous bear in ‘I Am Bear’, a book written by Ben Bailey Smith (aka rapper Doc Brown). He read aloud from this jaunty rap-style rhyme book and all the children joined in. He also read from his latest book ‘You Can Do Anything (Hip and Hop)’ by hip hop artist, Akala with the inspiring message that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it!  There was lots of laughter, fun and dancing when Sav put on some hip hop music.

It was a real treat for the children to see how Sav drew his characters and he even got the children to count how long it took him to draw various animals. He showed them several techniques for drawing and demonstrated how to use a stencil. We loved his stencil drawing of the Bear so much he very kindly gave it to us so we can display it in our classrooms.

The children and teachers had prepared their own fabulous rap rhyme to say thank you and good-bye to Sav. Fantastic!

Thank you to so much Sav!

Thank you too to Pickled Pepper Books, Crouch End who made this event possible.

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