This is one of the most delightful conversations we’ve ever had on the Read-Aloud Revival podcast!

Helen Oxenbury

I’m talking today with Helen Oxenbury, author and illustrator, about creating picture books – from where she gets her ideas, to the supplies she uses to draw animals (and the cutest darn babies around) and more.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • which books Helen read to her own 3 children
  • what it’s been like working with her husband, author and illustrator John Burningham (the creator of the Mr. Gumpy series)
  • how Helen chooses different media to create atmosphere in her beautiful books

Grab the kids for this one – Helen is sharing tips for young illustrators in this absolutely charming discussion.

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Episode 69
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 1 (Tintin in America / Cigars of the Pharaoh / The Blue Lotus)
Mr. Gumpy’s Outing
Farmer Duck
Green Eggs and Ham (Beginner Books(R))
Tom and Pippo See the Moon (Oxenbury, Helen. Pippo.)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Walker Illustrated Classics)
The Giant Jumperee
Tickle, Tickle (Board Books)
There’s Going to Be a Baby
The Rupert Bear Annual
The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant
So Much!
Baby Love: A Board Book Gift Set/All Fall Down; Clap Hands; Say Goodnight; Tickle, Tickle
Eating Out
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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