Kent's Children's Laureate
Best-selling author and illustrator Anthony Browne has been named as the new Children's Laureate.
Anthony, who lives in Canterbury, will be an ambassador and champion for children's literature and follows in the footsteps of some of Britain's other best-loved author's including Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Rosen.
Anthony demonstrated how to create a character from a simple shape drawn on a piece of paper.
With more than 40 children's books to his name Anthony has created a range of popular characters including the chimp called Willy who appears in many of his books. BBC South East's Lynda Hardy went to meet him.
Anthony is also known for his love of gorillas, his book 'Gorilla' won a number of awards and he enjoys spending time observing and drawing the gorillas at Howletts Wild Animal Park.
last updated: 12/06/2009 at 11:31
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