Talks, workshops and activities:
A typical school session will include PowerPoint talks on subjects such as how a simple doodle developed into a book and then an animated TV series; lively, interactive book readings; how-to-draw sessions using a flip chart or a visualiser; story writing tips.
Workshops and activities are based on themes such as pirates, dinosaurs and robots. They can include map-making, how-to-draw sessions, developing your own characters, a visual exploration of emotions and writing your own picture book.
Talks can include lively, interactive book readings; interactive flipchart drawings; how-to-draw sessions; story writing tips and PowerPoint talks on subjects such as how a simple doodle developed into a book and then an animated TV series, and how to create your own characters.Type of Artist: Author
Workshops and activities are based on themes such as pirates, dinosaurs and robots. They can include mapmaking, how-to-draw sessions, simple pop-ups, developing your own characters and writing your own picture book.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Early Years and Years 1 and 2.
But I also work with Key Stage 2 students, and occasionally give talks for Key Stage 3 and adults.
No of sessions per day:
Preferably no more than 5 in a day.
I’m flexible and willing to fit in with the school day. I can supply sample timetables if it will help you plan your day.
Assemblies — 20 minutes
Nursery and Reception — 30 minutes
Years 1 to 6 — 45 minutes to one hour, although sessions can be extended to 90 minutes to accommodate more drawing or craft activities.
I’m happy to do a book signing session after school hours.
Book sales and signings after school if possible.
Areas prepared to travel to:
I live in Somerset but I’m happy to travel to most places as long as transport costs are met, plus any overnight expenses should they be necessary.
Car @ 40 pence per mile, or train.
Please email us for details, indicating who you are enquiring about
PLI plus current DBS
Mike Brownlow website
Ten Little Elves (Orchard) (NEW TITLE)
Ten Little Dinosaurs (Orchard)
Ten Little Monsters (Orchard)
Ten Little Pirates (Orchard)
Ten Little Princesses (Orchard)
Bad Manners, Benjie! (Piccadilly Press)
Dog Did It! (Piccadilly Press)
Make It! Robot and Make It! Rocket (Scholastic)
Little Robots (Ragged Bears)
Kraken Attack! (Macmillans Children’s Books) Dinosaurs of Doom! (Macmillans Children’s Books)
“Thank you for a fantastic day – the children are buzzing!!”
Paula Squibbs, Westonzoyland Junior School
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your time and effort today! The new book went down a storm!”
Kate Gunstone, Twin Sails Infants, Poole
Thank you very much for visiting our school and giving the children such a fab day - there was a real buzz surrounding your visit and we sold lots of books too!!
Many thanks again for all your hard work thinking about the day. The assemblies were fantastic!”
Jo Clark, Christchurch Infants, Dorset
I would like to thank you very much for your visit during our reading week. This was our first visit from an author and illustrator, and the children were enthused and excited by your vibrant books, presentation, and activities.
I know that all the teachers and TAs were very impressed too. You certainly left a lasting impression as all the children keep talking about you and you were definitely mentioned as one of their highlights of the special week!
The book sale was very popular! For the older pupils the drawing workshop and the presentation about your own inspirations certainly helped to inspire them and put it in to a real life context for them – great!
We are currently aiming to promote the love of reading, and you contributed to this hugely – thank you!”
Samantha Johnson – Year 4 Class Teacher from The Prince of Wales First School Dorchester.
Thanks again for a fantastic workshop this week at our school Walwayne Court. The children loved it and have been drawing their own robots today - during their 'golden time' this afternoon, which shows it had a great impact!
Becky Mould, Walwayne Court Junior School
To make World Book day a really special memory for the children of Chilmark and Fonthill Bishop Primary School we decided to invite a well-known author to our school. From the start we found Mike Brownlow to be friendly, flexible and keen to create the right day for the children.
He was able to fit in five workshops into the day, one for each class, working with Reception to Year 6. The children really enjoyed taking part in telling his stories, finding out about writing and they also received a masterclass in cartoon illustrations.
A week on and the children are still talking, drawing and writing about the brilliant time they had! We all had a fantastic day thanks to Mike Brownlow.
Mrs A Dimarco, Literacy Leader at Chilmark and Fonthill Bishop Primary School
It was our pleasure. We all really enjoyed it!
We had a celebration assembly this morning with parents and they all commented on how much the children loved the day.
Laura Jesson, St John’s Primary, Dudley
“Fab session on picture books at #scbwicon with hugely talented @MikeBrownlow1 and Jude Evans @Little TigerUK Thank you!”
Miranda Walker, Scriptwriter.
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