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As a child, Id always liked cowboys and Indians stories where there were two layers - gruesome in the foreground but funny in the background.
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As adults, we've seen so much before that we often turn the pages of a picture book without really looking. Young children tend to look more carefully.

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Never forget that children are at the heart of everything we do. Respect them, listen to them, talk to them as equals, and care about them.

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Many adults that I have met in my time believed that picture books are 'babyish'. I hope I have changed minds on this, as I set out to do.

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One day, I found my dad's dressing-gown in an old suitcase, and it transported me back to when I was five and thought he was a god or a superhero who could do anything. After that, I wrote my first positive book about fathers, about my dad.

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I find it incredible and outrageous that public and school libraries are being forced to close - we'll all pay the price in the long term.

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As a child, I'd always liked cowboys and Indians stories where there were two layers - gruesome in the foreground but funny in the background.

— Anthony Browne

A lot of my characters are underdogs or sad or lonely, but I had a comfortable, golden sort of childhood.

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Having a memoir and a retrospective of your work running almost simultaneously when you're still alive does feel a bit posthumous.

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From 17 to 21, I was obsessed by sport and art. In art, I loved the pre-Raphaelites and Rembrandt first. Then I discovered Salvador Dali, and it was like finding something I already knew.

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I'm impressed by the way some illustrators develop their images on computers, but it's too late for me to start, and I'm still in love with paper and paint and pencils.

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Stories come to me and I don't know where they come from, but afterwards I can look back and say, 'Oh yes, that's got a little bit of me, or a little bit of my own son in it'. That's where ideas come from.

— Anthony Browne

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