Bookish play: How to draw Dora the Dinosaur

One of the magical and fascinating things about picture books is the marriage between words and images.

It’s a real team effort to bring a story to life for children and the artwork is just as important as the language.

Richard Watson had the task of bringing The Dippy Idea – the Diplodocus story from Miles Kelly’s new Dinosaur Adventures series – to life.

To celebrate the book’s publication, he’s shared some exclusive sketches as well as created a guide so your child can try drawing Dora at home. Let us know how you get on!

(And don’t forget to read our interview with the series author Fran Bromage)

How to draw Dora the dinosaur by Richard Watson

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And here’s the finished result!

Dinosaur Adventures: Diplodocus – The Dippy Idea by Fran Bromage, illustrated by Richard Watson is out now. Each book in the series is £5.99, or available for £4 each from

Read more…

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