Tuesday, 25 November 2014

THE 12 DAYS OF OKIDO CHRISTMAS GIVE-AWAYS HAS BEGUN...

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JUST 'LIKE' OKIDO ON FACEBOOK TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE!
PRIZES TO BE WON EACH & EVERY DAY UNTIL DECEMBER 3rd!

A prize each day from OKIDO!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Really super-jolly-nice review from US online bookstore, the Wordery



Bookpage just tweeted this fab review again - so I'm posting it here again, too.

Thanks Julie Danielson - and we hope so too!

FANTASTIC SOUTH KEN KIDS FESTIVAL

We had a wonderful week of workshops in schools as part of the fantastic South Ken Kids Festival, now into its seventeenth year! 

At the weekend line-up, the Drawing Duos were particularly wonderful; the likes of Benji Davies & exquisite French illustrator Delphine Perret drawing to jazzzzzz was poetry in motion…Inimitable Quentin Blake (he's just good enough to eat) enthralled and entertained while Michael Rosen charmed and delighted his audience, young and old alike. Kids learned to draw like 'Gruffalo" Axel Shaffler and have I mentioned Mini Grey, Judith Kerr and Satoshi Kitamura were also there, along with some of the brightest and best of young French and UK illustrators…I'm including our very own Alex Barrow!
Okido magazine was also there, running a smashing, Okido-esque workshop of fun and frolics.
What a week that was!!

London landmarks; Big Ben & bicycles
Beautifully colour-in red bus, plus passengers!

Fabulously colourful Granny Rose & Little Pearl
A bat, an alien, a sausage - excellent bus passengers!

South Ken Kids Festival 2014
Signing books after our workshop at the South Ken Kids Festival

Friday, 14 November 2014

The South Ken Kids Festival - it's almost here!

South Ken Kids Festival

Really getting super-excited about this now…off to run workshops with Alex Barrow in various different schools next week…then all sorts of exciting happenings over the following weekend…unbelievably prestigious line-up of amazing authors and illustrators. 
We are honoured.

#tatepublishing #southkenkidsfestival #talesonmoonlane #alittlebird #creativebusstop

Read more here…





Tuesday, 11 November 2014

EDITORS' CHOICE...

Over the pond, in NYC, my friend went to buy a copy or two of Possum's Tail and this is what her amazon.com page looked like:

What's that, I hear you ask, editors' choice..?! 

Monday, 10 November 2014

CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS!

Something typically "British"; a city trip, a whistlestop tour?
Oh hello, #LondonCalls

Get wrapping!


And of course there's always #KateGreenawayMedal 2015 nominated...

A Possum's Tail from Tate



Btw, it's not obligatory to purchase in threes - just happen to have these snaps of 3 books...


WHAT ABOUT A MAGAZINE S U B S C R I P T I O N ? 
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING…

The following kids magazines come out bi-monthly and the thrill children get when they receive something through the post cannot be underestimated.

You want to send a present abroad? No worries - these three magazines, like Father Christmas, will deliver across the globe.

For kids aged 3-8 years (or even older) there's the inimitable: #OKIDO

Kids 5-11 years that are into NATURE & the environment will love: #ECOKIDSPLANET

And for avid readers, interested in everything, there's: #STEW the magazine for curious kids
A subscription to Okido keeps on giving throughout the year...


As does a subscription to ECO kids planet






















AND last but not least...
STEW!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

In case you were wondering about the beautiful lettering...

Bella Pace paints traditional/modern signs, letters, numbers, logos, illustrations etc


Wondering who did the beautiful lettering on the side of the bus?

Need a traditional sign painter…? 

Look no further than BELLA PACE

BUS KING THEATRE PRESENTS...

BUS KING THEATRE PRESENTS...

BACKGROUND information...

My first picture book - called A Possum's Tail - is a collaboration with brilliant illustrator Alex Barrow and came out 6th February 2014. A second book called London Calls! is a whistlestop tour of London, led by a Pearly grandma and her granddaughter. London Calls! came out on 4th September 2014 and is my second book with Alex Barrow. A Possum's Tail was nominated for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
Both books are by Tate Publishing.

As well as writing children's books and for children's television, I do both private and commercial art commissions, a selection of which you can see here.
The children's shoes are part of an ongoing series of "first shoes", including several cards commissioned by the Almanac Gallery.

Hand-drawn, bespoke invitations, announcements, portraits and menus, such as the examples here are also available upon request..

Any enquiries please email: gabbydawnay@gmail.com

OKIDO MAGAZINE AND TV

I've been a regular contributor to children's art and science magazine OKIDO since 2007. HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY (WOW) beautiful Okido!

An Okido animated kids tv show, based on characters from the magazine is currently in production with Doodle/Squintopera http://www.doodle-productions.com. The original adaptation of the show (co-created/adapted by myself, producer Ceri Barnes and Doodle Productions) was acquired by CBeebies. 52 x 11 minute episodes will be coming to a screen near you soon in 2015.......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................
N E W S F L A S H! MESSY GOES TO OKIDO Series TWO is now in production, following a super-successful 52 episode first series!

CBeebies

CBeebies
OKIDO

Cartoon Forum 2011 Okido booklet

Cartoon Forum 2011 Okido booklet
Okido Cartoon Forum 2011

Happy Birthday OKIDO!

Happy Birthday OKIDO!
Okido was 5 years old this issue...the wonderful art and science magazine for kids I've been lucky enough to have worked on for the past - 8 - years now