Learning Resources

Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour with John Fardell

In January 2018, author and illustrator John Fardell retoured with the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour as part of our 20th Anniversary Tour celebrations. John visited schools across Northern Ireland for a week of exciting school events! 

John delighted pupils from P1 to P7, as well as pupils at Ardnashee Special School, with his tantalising “behind-the-scenes” look at how a book comes together. Focusing on the Day Louis Got Eaten, John showed pupils his creative process, from notebooks, through to rough drafts, illustration models, layouts and final artwork. Equally popular was the creative story-building activity with John. Pupils would draw their ideas, creating a storyboard with John which they would use to inspire their own creative writing. 

Below you can discover learning resources inspired by John's books, watch John's video with tips for using drawing as a starting point for creating story ideas, as well as enjoy John's answers to our quick fire questions! 

Learning Resources

Tour Information

Author Video


Quick Fire Questions with
John Fardell

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