Literacy Pirates

a fleet of learning centres in Hackney, Haringey and soon beyond

Alexis Deacon

The Jolly RogersComment

Alexis is an author and illustrator for children's books.

The first thing he did was he drew a picture of a creature made up of many different animals. He even let us draw our own made up creatures and it was amazing. If you could draw a made up creature for a book what would it be?

Then he showed us loads of different pictures of simply drawn faces. He explained how different types of lines can make different facial expressions. Look:

(: = Happy

): = Sad

:p = Silly

He also showed us that different body positions mean different things.

He read a book he has written about a bird and crocodile. It was called ' Croc and Bird' I thought it was a great book for young kids and I believe lots and lots of people will love it.

There are many ways to get in contact with Alexis, here are some links.