Anthony Browne grew up in a small village where he would spend lots of time drawing with his dad and playing sport.
Browne first made 'Gorilla' as a birthday card and later made it into a book.
His books are so popular that he was made Children's Laureate from 2009 - 2011.
Browne believes that picture books are for people of all ages.
Anthony Browne has written over 40 books
Anthony Browne lives in Kent and has 2 grown-up children. He was once bitten by a gorilla. He still loves them but says he'll never get in a cage with one again.
Browne has loved gorillas all his life.
His first book was called 'Through the Magic Mirror'. It was published in 1976.
Browne wrote the book 'The Tunnel' about a scary tunnel he used to play in with his brother.
Learning Objectives and Success Criteria: Author Study
LO: I can write about the themes of a book
I can identify the themes in Zoo
I can write about the themes in Zoo
I can write about why the author may have chosen these themes
LO: I can identify and compare the themes of books
I can identify the themes in Zoo and Gorilla
I can write about the themes in these books
I can write about the reasons for these themes
I can use the internet to research and write about an author
I know that information can be found on the internet
I can locate the information I need on the internet (school website)
I can select interesting or useful information to record