Manfred the Baddie - Videos

Why not have a whole lesson based around Manfred the Baddie? We have created two brand new learning resources that you can use with your P1 class to introduce how an author or illustrator works and encourage your pupils to come up with their very own Baddie stories.

Each video can be played straight through or paused at various points throughout, to allow for discussion and trying out ideas with your pupils.

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Manfred from Start to Finish

Manfred from Start to FinishAuthor and illustrator John Fardell shows us how he came up with the idea for the character of Manfred the Baddie.  From early sketches through to a finished watercolour, watch John as he makes Manfred appear on the page before your eyes!



Creating your own Baddie Stories

Creating Your Own Baddie

John Fardell comes up with some top ideas for creating your very own Baddie story. Find out fantastic tips to make any character look bad, invent your own Baddie layer, come up with a cracking storyline and oh, maybe come up with a Goodie too!



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