organizes her day by working with children and staff
in three groups. She shows them the pictures she
drew when she was at primary school and explains
how they led her to create many characters and stories.
On her visit,
Heather brings lots of pictures and models, and
of course George Mouse, who travels in his famous
caravan with his family.
begins with an idea which she develops. First comes
the story plan, then sketching your character and,
above all, turning yourself into them, so that you
can write their story. Then you proceed to create
the book followed by printing it.
always spends a good deal of time drawing for the
children using crayons, felt-tips, then explaining
the basic technique of painting with special effects
to enhance their work. Storyboards are then made
and assembled, and become each child's own little
can keep in touch with Heather and George Mouse
by e-mail or letter. Feedback from schools is excellent,
and children have been inspired to produce wonderful
things on their own.
Heather to come to your school, or simply to find
out more information about school visits, please
send an email to: