Author and illustrator Alison Lester loves that her job involves making story books not just for children but WITH them. Alison's work has resulted in some amazing artwork and publication of new books by the children themselves. Some artwork from Alison's student's is shown below.
Alison's recently discussed her work with young artists on the ABC web site ...
"I've been writing and illustrating children's books for about 35 years.
My picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life and encourage children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special. I am an Australian Children's Laureate (2012-2013) and my most recent picture books include Running With the Horses, a story based on the evacuation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during the second world war; One Small Island, about the life and times of a World Heritage Listed island; Sophie Scott Goes South about a little girl's voyage to Antarctica; and Kissed by the Moon, a lyrical lullaby for small babies celebrating a child's wonder at the natural world. I live on a farm in the Victorian countryside."
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