Polly Dunbar (5 - 7 years)

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Author study collection: these authors have been chosen for their rich and varied body of work, critical recognition, major awards and for their appeal to readers of differing ages and abilities.

Polly Dunbar is a major picture-book talent. She is the author-illustrator of a series calledTilly and Friends which has been made into an animated series, to air on CBeebies from September 2012.  She's also the author/illustrator of Penguin, Arthur's Dream Boat, Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Shoe Baby, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her titles have won numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Year's Award 2007, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize 2007, the Practical Pre-School Award 2007 and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award 2008, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.  Polly currently lives and works in Dublin.

Indicative selection:

Arthur's Dream Boat
Looking After Louis
Shoe Baby
The Man from the Land of Fandango
Bubble Trouble
Down the back of the Chair
Hello Tilly
Pat a Cake Baby
I Will not Wear Pink
Measuring Angels
Here's a Little Poem

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Polly Dunbar interviewed by Nikki Gamble

Polly Dunbar was born in Stratford upon Avon. Daughter of children's author Joyce Dunbar.  Polly started illustrating when she was 16 and has a degree in Illustration at the University of Brighton. She lives in Brighton, Sussex.

Could tell us a little bit about how you trained to be an illustrator. You studied illustration at Brighton, didn’t you?

Well, to begin at the beginning, when I was 17 I went to Norwich Art School and did the Foundation Course. I wanted to be a Fine Art Painter but hen it came to having my folio ready, it became clear that it was full of drawings of people.  Then I realised that I didn’t really have any choice but to do illustration, because at that point Fine Art really wasn’t about drawing people. People were telling me, “Well, you are obviously an illustrator.” Things could have been different if I had gone down the painting route but I am really pleased with the way things turned out. Doing an illustration course, you have to experiment in every field: printmaking, photography, drawing and painting. You don’t have to explain yourself in the same way that you do on a Fine Art course, which is more concerned with concepts.Although I still enjoy painting, the illustration course really suited me.

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