...to Manchester City art gallery to see the exhibition What are you like? It was a collection of work by famous children's book illustrators, designers and photographers illustrating their favourite things.
They were given a list of questions like 'What's your favourite food? animal? comfort? shoes? ' etc and they had to illustrate their answers to give a picture of what they are like.
There was some fantastic work. I bought these two postcards.
Above the brilliant Posy Simmonds, and
the fantastic Quentin Blake. The kids could illustrate their favourite things too in the middle of the exhibition! mmmm... what would be your favourite things??
The photo's are not too good as I forgot my camera so bought a disposable one... not good!
But what was good was the gallery was sooo child friendly.
Sonny got issued with a hard hat and tool belt! filled with binoculars, magnifying glass, listening cone, tape measure...which he used to measure the artworks, the benches, the skirting board ... and me!
There were also picture clues to find different works of art.
The girls could pick activity bags filled with comfy blankets to sit on, pencils, paper and other activities dependant on the bags they had chosen, colour, shapes etc, it was so lovely to watch then explore.
And as we were in Manchester it would be rude not to drag my family to the massive Paperchase store there and spend a bit of money...
The Noisy Bird Wood Cut by Anita Klein