The illustrations in some of our favourite books are every bit as important as the stories themselves. But have you ever wondered how your favourite illustrations were created?

Perhaps you’re a budding illustrator yourself and you wonder how the world’s best author-illustrators go about their work? Or maybe you just love colourful characters.

Much-loved characters like Puffin Peter, Blue Penguin and Silly Suzy Goose, have been brought to life by award-winning Czech illustrator, Petr Horáček, whose storybook The Mouse Who Reached the Sky was shortlisted for the IBW book award in 2016.

Join Petr for this intimate storytelling event and watch him bring to life some of his most heart-warming characters in a live drawing session.

Suitable for anybody who loves picture books, from age three to 103, don’t miss this delightful insight into the art of telling stories with pictures.

About The Host

Petr Horáček

Petr Horacek’s bold and imaginative illustrations continue to captivate children and critics. His stories, often about loyalty and belonging, are told with an instinctive warmth and humour and are beautifully brought to life through his evocative use of colour and texture. He has won many awards around the world for classics such as Suzy Goose and A New House for Mouse and was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012.