Benji Davies

Join bestselling author-illustrator, Benji Davies, as he discusses how he made his picture books, 'Tad' and 'The Snowflake'.
Two Picture Book Masterclasses with Benji Davies

About The Author:

Benji Davies is an illustrator, author and animation director. His first self-penned picture book, ‘The Storm Whale’, was the winner of the inaugral Oscar’s First Book Prize in 2014 and was also shortlisted for Booktrust’s Best Book Awards. His next picture book, ‘Grandad’s Island’, won the children’s book professional category at the Association Of Illustrator’s prestigious World Illustration Awards and also picked up the Sainsbury’s Best Picture Book Award and was crowned overall Sainsbury’s Children’s Book of the Year 2015. Benji has worked on a diverse array of projects, from picture books and animated short films to music videos, commercials and title sequences. His books have been published in many languages and countries around the world. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

About ‘The Snowflake’:

High, high up in the clouds a tiny snowflake is made. Perfectly small, fluffy, crystal and white, it tumbles and bounces inside the cloud. But then she begins to fall… Exquisitely told and beautifully illustrated, The Snowflake tells the tale of one snowflake and one little girl – both longing for something and looking for their own special place in the world. ‘The Snowflake’ is an utterly unforgettable and classic picture book from the multi-award winning and internationally bestselling picture-book creator, Benji Davies.

About ‘Tad’:

Meet Tad. She’s the smallest tadpole in a big pond, and lives there with all her tadbrothers and tadsisters. Although something else lives there too… BIG BLUB! And when everyone else starts to disappear, Tad starts to wonder if Big Blub will get her too… Or is everyone else going somewhere else; somewhere better? And if so, will Tad ever get there too? A big story about a tiny tadpole – about growing up, branching out, and taking a leap into life.

Praise for Benji’s Books:

‘Saturated with colour and steeped in the fear and excitement of growing up.’ – The Guardian, Best New Picture Books roundup
‘An author-illustrator destined to be one of this generation’s great talents.’ – Huffington Post
‘Intensely atmospheric, full of biting cold, tender detail and warm light, this is a book to cuddle up with.’ – The Guardian

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'Tad' Videos & Resources

'The Snowflake' Videos & Resources

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