Category Archives: Books

British International School Budapest

Back from Budapest where I spent time working with the kids and staff at the British International School. I was helped by the school’s wonderful librarian who acted as my wing-woman for the entire 3 days and made sure everything ran to … Continue reading

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Pop-up Beard Book

       If you like beards and pop-up books and have young children, then this is the workshop for you. Make your own beard-themed pop-up creation in my next hands-on, half-term workshop at the Florence Nightingale Museum. For my return … Continue reading

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Spooky Ride

Happy Hallloween! Here’s a video of Spooky Ride, my first ever pop-up book, published by Tango Books way back in 2001. Spooky ride was the start of a long and fruitful relationship with Tango Books that still continues. The paper engineer for … Continue reading

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Pop-up Flashback – small book selection

The video shows pop-ups from the second children’s theatre production I co-created for Wordpepper which finished it’s final tour earlier this year. The show was presented by Half Moon Theatre in association with Apples and Snakes. I made 19 pop-up … Continue reading

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Stopsley Primary

First school of the year tomorrow at Stopsley Primary in Luton for a 2 and a half day project in pop-up book design. Day 1 will consist of learning the basics. Each of the 3 Year 4 classes will learn … Continue reading

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Treasure

What I like about Illustration Friday is that it gives me the chance to revisit some of my past work. This week’s word is ‘Treasure’. The picture shows, what else, artwork from pop-up picture book no.2, Pirate Treasure Hunt, published … Continue reading

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Britannia Village Primary

I was back at Britannia Village Primary School last Monday for Day 2 of our paper (cardboard) engineering project. As Year 6 set off for France with their giant pop-up constructions, Year 5s (3 classes) stepped up to the plate to start … Continue reading

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IF Airborne

This week’s Illustration Friday word is Airborne – image shows details from one of the spreads in Professor Moles Machines (published Tango Books).

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World Book Week 2015

Back-to-back schools last week for the week of World Book Day. A lot of advance planning is always required for these but the enthusiasm of the kids and their eagerness to dive in and get creative always make it all worthwhile. … Continue reading

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Fairytale Colours

Read It Daddy!: Goldilocks – A Pop Up Book by John O'Leary (Tango Books) http://t.co/po8F4pZAUw — John O'Leary (@N4John) October 13, 2014  

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