Mini Grey

 

Tuesday 28th June, 11am

Much-loved children’s author and illustrator, Mini Grey shares her amazing new book The Greatest Show on Earth. This session is sure to be a feast for the eyes and ears as Mini takes us on her journey of how she develops her ideas and guides us through an artistic challenge.   

Streamed live on Kirklees Libraries’ FacebookYouTube and Twitter channels and available to watch again whenever you like on catch up.

If you’ve got questions about this event, get in touch at lal@kirklees.gov.uk

 

 

Image of the front cover of the book The Greatest Show on Earth

Here we are at 4.6 billion years ago, and as we raise the curtain . . . the STORY OF LIFE is about to begin! (Yes, that’s right – we’re telling the story of the ENTIRE history of Planet Earth).

“In the running for the greatest children’s picture book about Earth . . . Grey’s jokes and wild imagination elevate this far above the many non-fiction science titles for children” – THE TIMES

Take your seats for the ENTIRE history of Planet Earth, as we take a whistle-stop tour from the birth of Earth, to the age of bacteria, the era of dinosaurs . . . to the moment of people (blink and you’ll miss it).

Narrated by a friendly troop of insects and with mind-blowing, lively illustrations, this illustrated non-fiction book will entertain and educate, as we put on a show, the greatest show, the show of the evolution of life on Earth.

From internationally bestselling creator, Mini Grey, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, this is her first non-fiction book and it’s told with wit, humour and heart.

 

Mini was born in the front seat of a mini-car in an icy car-park in South Wales. She has two sisters and one brother, and grew up in a village in Buckinghamshire with plenty of places to make camps, climb trees and pretend to be horses. As a child Mini believed no day should pass without making something and created many bizarre objects from cardboard, clay, papier mache, dough, plaster, toilet rolls and crisp packets.

Mini lives in Oxford with her partner Tony and cat Bonzetta. She likes running along the river, cycling, walking up hills, running down corridors, and playing badly on her electric piano wearing headphones. 

Mini Grey

Mini was born in the front seat of a mini-car in an icy car-park in South Wales. She has two sisters and one brother, and grew up in a village in Buckinghamshire with plenty of places to make camps, climb trees and pretend to be horses. As a child Mini believed no day should pass without making something and created many bizarre objects from cardboard, clay, papier mache, dough, plaster, toilet rolls and crisp packets.

Mini lives in Oxford with her partner Tony and cat Bonzetta. She likes running along the river, cycling, walking up hills, running down corridors, and playing badly on her electric piano wearing headphones. 

Watch this adventure here: