Look Up book STEMFest in Space

Look Up! Storytime and draw-along with

Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola

Storytime and draw-along for children from the picture book Look Up!, with the author Nathan Bryon and Illustrator Dapo Adeola
Nathan - Credit - Tim Lane Penguin Books
Dapo - Credit - Tim Lane Penguin Books

Equipment needed for draw along:

Paper and pens

More about Nathan and Dapo:

Nathan Bryon is an award-winning writer and actor who has written for BAFTA award-winning children’s TV shows, such as Swashbuckle and Apple Tree House and critically-acclaimed Rastamouse. A rising star in the world of screenwriting, his animated series, Afro Kid, is currently under option. Look Up! is his debut picture book for children.

Dapo Adeola is an award-winning illustrator and designer who creates characters and images that challenge expectations around race and gender in a fun and upbeat way. He is the co-creator and illustrator of bestselling picture book Look Up! – winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the number 1 debut picture book of 2019. London born and bred but of Nigerian heritage, when he’s not busy cooking up new characters and adventures you can find Dapo running illustration and character design workshops with children or organising events to help highlight the possibilities of a career in illustration to underrepresented members of the Black diaspora.

More about Look Up!:

Written by Nathan Bryon and Illustrated by Dapo Adeola, in Look Up we meet the hilarious, science-mad chatterbox, Rocket.

3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . LIFT OFF. Science-mad chatterbox Rocket is going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher and space-traveller that has ever lived! But first, she needs to convince her big brother Jamal to stop looking down at his phone and start LOOKING UP at the stars.

Further Resources:

Puffin Schools teaching resources can be found here: https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/resources/ks1-powerpoint-picture-book-inspo-look-up/ Activity packs for teaching resources for Look Up! are available on Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/daily-reading-look-up-activity-pack-ages-5-7-t-e-2550050 Durham Book Festival info with teacher and Family resources: https://durhambookfestival.com/programme/little-read/  

Brief description of session:

Storytime and draw-along for children… Sit back and listen to the fantastic Nathan Bryon read the full story of ‘Look Up!’ and then it’s time to pick up your pens and follow a step by step drawing tutorial from illustrator Dapo Adelo.

Type of session:

Storytime and Draw-along

Suitable for:

Key Stage 1 – (5-7yrs) Key Stage 2 – (7-11yrs) Family learningF  
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