Tag: Shirley Hughes

  • Moving Molly by Shirley Hughes Analysis

    Moving Molly by Shirley Hughes Analysis

    Moving Molly may sound like a drug dealer’s handbook but is also a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Shirley Hughes (1981). Shirley Hughes is one of the big name picture book storytellers from my childhood. Another favourite is Dogger. I’ve also analysed Up and Up on this blog. I know that Shirley Hughes’s […]

  • Up and Up by Shirley Hughes Analysis

    Up and Up by Shirley Hughes Analysis

    This month I wrote a post on Teaching Kids How To Structure A Story. Today I continue with a selection of mentor texts to help kids see how it works. Let’s look closely at another wordless picture book, this time by Shirley Hughes: Up and Up, from 1979. STORY STRUCTURE OF UP AND UP Up and Up…

  • Dogger by Shirley Hughes Picture Book Analysis

    Dogger by Shirley Hughes Picture Book Analysis

    child had been cancelled from a local library and was covered in yellowing sellotape. I still have that copy.

  • Teaching Advanced Visual Literacy

    Teaching Advanced Visual Literacy

    People now unblushingly use the term ‘visual literacy’ when a few decades ago the concept, never mind the term, was undreamed of. Such an enormous shift in our ways of understanding the world and ourselves will undoubtedly have had an impact upon a form of text like the picturebook that self-consciously exploits the pictorial as a way of making meaning.