Garry Parsons is an award winning illustrator of books for children including the best selling picture book “The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas” by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter.
Garry’s illustrations have accompanied the words of many prestigious writers of children’s literature including Kes Gray, Jeanne Willis, Ian Whybrow, Peter Bently, Julia Jarman, Julia Donaldson and for older readers Josh Lacey in “The Dragonsitter” series and Lucy and Stephen Hawking in the space adventure series “George’s Secret Key to the Universe”. Garry is also author Illustrator of the award winning picture book “Krong!”
If you would like Garry to visit your School, Library, Bookshop or take part in your Festival email firstname.lastname@example.org
The talks are fun, interactive and involve lots of drawing.
Garry also takes drawing workshops for class size groups of children from reception upward. For details of a full day school visit email Garry now.
Garry came to our school during book week 2016. He took a whole school assembly with Josh Lacey and then took small group sessions. He was lively and entertaining and gave us some wonderful illustrations that he had drawn through the day. The sessions were perfectly pitched at the children's age and ability. He was kind and encouraging and spent a long time after school signing and illustrating books that the children bought. He was great company and I would definitely recommend him to any Primary school, including inner city schools with lots of EAL pupils.
West Hill Primary School, London.
Garry visited The Falcons School for Girls during Bookweek in 2015; working alongside Josh Lacey, he gave a lively and inspiring insight into his work and the way he works. The girls were thrilled to watch his deft and vivid pen-work and delighted to be involved in the creative process of making three dragon-filled artworks which now hang in the school library and corridors. A year on, the impact of his visit can be seen in both the girls' enthusiasm for reading books containing his work and in their own creative work which remains heavily dragon-inspired.
Diana Hillier. The Falcons School for Girls, London.
Our day was a huge success- thank you! Most of the children bought a book and The Dragonsitter books are now hugely popular in our school. Yesterday was a lovely day which was enjoyed by all our children and staff and one which will be remembered for a long time to come. Thank you for all your help in organising this. No doubt we shall be in touch again next year, although after last year's visit by Ali Sparkes and this year by Josh and Garry, they will all be hard acts to follow!
Warden Hill Junior School