Picturebooks for All

Join Mat Tobin to explore what makes pictures in picturebooks such a rich ground for discussion.

Illustration by Jason Chin from the picturebook, Watercress (2021), by Andrea Wang & Jason Chin. Published by Holiday House.

Exploring how pictures work can lead to a more aesthetic response to the story itself and open up richer ways of reading and talking. 

Join Mat in an interactive exploration of the play between word and image whilst also discussing the importance of authentic, diverse representation in picturebooks.

This lecture is open to readers of all ages

Mat Tobin teaches English, related Specialist Pathways (such as Inclusion and Storytelling) and Children's Literature in both the Primary BA and PGCE Initial Teacher Training courses. He also leads an MA/PGCert Course in Children's Literature and Reading for Pleasure. 

Since joining Brookes in 2014 after 16 years of Primary teaching in Oxfordshire, Mat delivers keynotes and workshops across the UK on Reading for Pleasure, Picturebooks and Engaging children (and all stakeholders) in the reading and writing process. He has research interests in Children's Literature, the Reading for Pleasure agenda and Reflecting Realities through Literature.

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