It’s 20 magical years since we opened the pages of J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third spell binding Harry Potter story in which readers were first introduced to the notion of casting their Patronus, a protective spell that manifests as a silvery animal guardian.
Following the festivity of World Book Day earlier this month, it was timely to go behind the scenes of the magical new picture book The World Book Day Monster written by Adam & Charlotte Guillain. The book, from Egmont, is a celebration of stories, capturing all the excitement and imagination the day inspires as one young reader tries to find someone to share the magic of her favourite book with.
How exciting that Lucy Rose Cartwright has illustrated her first ever children’s book When the Stars Come Out.
Stefano Tambellini was born in a small town in Tuscany (Italy). In 2009 he graduated in Traditional Hand-Drawn Animation at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Torino and then moved to London, where he lived for 5 years, starting to work as a freelance illustrator. He lives with a grey cat called Mandragola and he’s also a stop-motion puppet maker and filmmaker. In 2005 he co-founded with his sister Alice the animation label SenzaTesta.