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Play the Shape Game

Written by Anthony Browne

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Take a shape and transform it into something new...Top names, including Jo Brand, Quentin Blake, Jacqueline Wilson, Phillip Pullman, Imelda Staunton, Anthony Horowitz, Sir Peter Blake, Linford Christie and Andrew Motion, have played Anthony Browne's Shape Game and left a new shape behind for children to turn into whatever they want. This simple drawing game is the perfect way to encourage children to use their imaginations.

A message from Anthony Browne, author, illustrator and Children's Laureate 2009-2011

The rules of the The Shape Game are very simple: the first player quickly draws any abstract shape at random, the second looks at it and then transforms it into something recognisable.  It could be anything - a face, a dinosaur or a fried egg.  It could be a doodle or a work of fine art.  Like the players in this book, you can use any materials, from a basi felt-tip pen to paints, crayons or collage.  Turn the paper upside down or sideways, take as much or as little time as you want - simply let your imagination run wild and fun!  All the proceeds from this book will be donated to Rainbow Trust Children's Charity, which provides vital support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.



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Play the Shape Game by Anthony Browne

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ISBN: 9781406331318
Publication date: 26/07/2010
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406331318
Publication date: 26th July 2010
Author: Anthony Browne
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Anthony Browne

As a childAnthony grew up in a village called Hipperholme, in Yorkshire. He loved art and would spend hours drawing with his beloved father. He says of his father, “He was an unusual man – outwardly strong and confident, but also shy and sensitive – a bit like the gorillas I love to illustrate now. As well as drawing, he encouraged me to play a lot of sports, such as rugby and soccer and cricket. I was small for my age and I used to go to a fairly tough school – if I hadn’t been good ...

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