Taking Time with Jo Loring-Fisher


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Pencils and paper at the ready as author/illustrator, Jo Loring-Fisher introduces you her beautiful, thought provoking books: “Taking Time” and “Maisie’s Scrapbook” and shows you how to draw like her.


This session is ideal if you’re aiming to encourage creative well-being. We can all take time to find the beauty in things around us and try our best to focus on the small things that we can enjoy, Jo Loring-Fisher does this beautifully in her book: Taking Time. If you’re a teacher who’d like to find out more and get involved with your class, drop us an email so we can give you a shout out! lal@kirklees.gov.uk

Image of book Taking Time

Taking Time

WINNER of The Northern Lights Book Awards Multicultural Category 2020

Taking time to listen. Taking time to feel. Taking time to cherish you, and also cherish me. This poem is inspired by principles of mindfulness and invites children around the world to gaze, wonder and marvel at this astonishing planet we call home.

‘A soothing balm in book form’ – The Observer New Review

‘Simply exquisite’ – Kirkus Reviews, STARRED


Jo Loring-Fisher is an artist, author/illustrator & graduate of Cambridge School of Art’s MA in Children’s Book Illustration. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter, in the beautiful city of Bath, England. 

She loves both the city and the countryside, and enjoys creating images using a range of materials including collage, ink, paint and printmaking. Much of her inspiration comes from observing the natural world and everyday life. 

She’s excited by the scope of subjects that children’s books cover, from light-hearted, to tackling the challenges we all face and sometimes favours difficult subject matter softened by the use of her chosen materials.


Image of author with book



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