The brilliant Steven Lenton, Book Nook favourite and illustrator extraordinaire, has been keeping children young and old amused and creatively active with his #DrawAlongALenton series of ‘how to’ videos. So far these have featured a fun guide on how to draw amazing characters from his various books including Prince Grogbah from The Nothing to See Here Hotel series.
However, this week Steven has pulled in a few favours from his fellow illustrators and there will be a whole host of brilliant draw-along videos from different people including Chris Chatterton, Sophy Henn, Izzy Burton, Ben Mantle and Alice McKinley.
Make sure to follow #DrawAlongALenton on social media and get drawing. Hooray for illustrators!
Believing is just the beginning . . .
When Arthur and Rose were little, they were heroes in the Land of Roar, an imaginary world that they found by climbing through the folding bed in their grandad’s attic.
Roar was filled with things they loved – dragons, mermaids, ninja wizards and adventure – as well as things that scared them (including a very creepy scarecrow. . .)
Now the twins are eleven, Roar is just a memory. But when they help Grandad clean out the attic, Arthur is horrified as Grandad is pulled into the folding bed and vanishes. Is he playing a joke? Or is Roar . . . real?
We love this stunner of a book. Beautifully illustrated by Ben Mantle and with a cover that would be coveted by the most fussy of dragons, The Land of Roar looks as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside.
The Land of Roar is a story with a heart. Filled with dementor-style darkness, beautifully balanced with humour and brilliantly imagined gender-stereotype-flipping characters, it perfectly captures the imagination and play of children and explores what happens to your lands of make-believe when you begin to grow up. It celebrates embracing play and imagination and not growing up too soon.
All the ingredients for the perfect reading for pleasure fantasy adventure are here; ninja wizards, mermaid witches, a band of fierce lost girls, dragons and of course, a glittering sprinkle of magic. We lost ourselves entirely in The Land of Roar
Let your walls down and allow magic in. Get your copy here.