This week Cheryl Akle is joined by Graeme Base, world-leading creator of picture books, to discuss his latest book, Bumble Bunnies. Together they discuss the craft of story-telling through both pictures and words, and the importance of children’s literature.
Podcast guest: Graeme Base
Graeme Base is one of the world’s leading creators of picture books. His madly detailed alphabet book Animalia received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986 and has now sold over three million copies. The book has also inspired an animated TV series, has its own app and is the first offering in a detailed digital education program called The Graeme Base Educational Suite.
Amongst numerous awards across many of his published works, Graeme has received the 2007 Speech Pathology Book of the Year (Younger Readers), the 2007 Wilderness Society Environment Award and the 1989 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year.
Graeme lives in Melbourne with his wife Robyn and their three children.