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Nadia Shireen: Welcome to Grimwood

Genre: Animals, Humour, Illustration
Age group: 6-8

Join award-winning author and illustrator Nadia Shireen for a journey into the weird and wonderful world of Grimwood! You'll find out where Nadia finds her inspiration, learn more about what it takes to create your own story, and even hear a chapter of the latest hilarious Grimwood book. Have your pencils at the ready as Nadia shows us, step-by-step, how to draw two of her fantastic characters.

If you only do one thing...

We know time is tight so here is just one activity you could do with your class before or after watching the event.

Create your own Grimwood character (LIT 1-26a, EXA 1-02a, EXA 1-04a)

Grimwood is full of a cast of colourful characters! Have a go at creating your own - draw an animal you like, and what personality they would have. You could use all the drawings to make your own Grimwood within your classroom!

For more expressive arts ideas, including drawing and illustrating, see our resource below.