Join Will and Kelly Canby as they dive into Kelly's world of developing awesome characters and colours for her picture books, which include The Hole Story, Rodney and the soon-to-be-released Littlelight.
In this episode of Paper Bird Books Home Club, Will asks his mum, Kelly, about the inspiration behind her three picture books, and where she keeps these ideas (spoiler alert: it's in a Milo tin!) Follow along as the mother-son pair / comedy act discuss the illustration world, including why Kelly decided to become an illustrator, how long it takes for her to finish a picture book, and which one is her favourite. Watch until the end for a surprise visit from their four-pawed family member Banner, and join in on the fun as they draw different pictures based on audience requests.
About the author
Kelly Canby was born in the UK and moved to Perth, Australia, when she was a young child. She gained her BA in Design from Curtin University, and naturally went into illustrating after she was inspired by the beautiful picture books she bought for her son, Will. Now she is an internationally published illustrator and author, with 25 children's books to her name, three of those with Fremantle Press.
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