Early Years with Benji Davies & Viola Wang
7 November – 7 October 2020
£6 per family
Orleans House Gallery
Author illustrators Benji Davies & Viola Wang invite you to join them for a morning of storytelling, imagination and creativity, as they introduce their beautiful and stylish new picture books The Snowflake & Rabbit Bright
Benji Davies is an illustrator, author and animation director. His first picture book The Storm Whale won the inaugural Oscar’s Book Prize. His second, Grandad’s Island, won the children’s book category of the AOI World Illustration Awards, was crowned Children’s Book of the Year at the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards and has since been adapted for the stage. Benji became the first person ever to win Oscar’s Book Prize twice in 2020 with his picture-book Tad. Benji is also the illustrator of the internationally successful Bizzy Bear board book series.
Viola Wang was born and raised in Beijing, China. After moving to London she studied further degrees, completed the Children’s Book Illustration MA at Cambridge School of Art and went on to win the Sebastian Walker Award. She launched her career as a picture book author and illustrator with her debut picture book Rabbit Bright. Viola loves the multicultural environment in London and learning about other people and cultures.
Suitable for ages 5 and under