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Monday 6 December 2010

Look! - An exhibition of picture book art

The State Library of Victoria has a real treat for picture book lovers. Look! The art of Australian picture books today is stunning - and, complete with activities for the kids, it's a great family activity.

The artwork is on show until the end of May 2011, so there's plenty of time to make your way there.

I spent some time there with my daughter - here are some of our favourites on show...

Leigh Hobbs' Mr Chicken

What the Sky Knows, illustrated by Stella Danalis

Diary of a Wombat - Bruce Whatley

 More of Whatley's magic - The Watchmaker Who Saved Christmas

Illustrator Anna Walker (one of KBR's favourites of this year!)

Another of KBR's favourites - the sculpture work of David Miller

My daughter, Abbey, creating an original piece of artwork
(other kids' activities included storytime, light boxes, books, puzzles, felt pictures - and more!)

Alison Lester's Are We There Yet?

Little Cat and the Big Red Bus by Anna Walker

The inimitable Stephen Michael King's work from Leaf

The Boy and the Toy, illustrated by Lucia Masciullo

Find out more about the exhibition here - it's a must see for anyone in Melbourne between now and May!