Zehra Hicks - Author and Illustrator - inspires children during Book Week 2019
On Friday 8th March we continued celebrating the written word with a visit from author/illustrator Zehra Hicks. She told us about how she became and author and then let us in to the secret life of an author: where she gets her inspiration from; how her original ideas may be tweaked by her publisher; how many illustrations she does before the real thing; using twigs and ink; how she lays out the page of words and illustrations; how she adds colour on the computer; how her books are translated in to other languages.
We were then very lucky because she read her new book to us but because it isn't going to be published until next February it is TOP SECRET!!
We spent time in class workshops writing and illustrating stories inspired by Zehra's books.