The DBA and Waterstones were overjoyed to welcome Benji Davies who is an illustrator, author and animation director to Townfields Primary School where he spoke to several schools about his books and work.
Benji studied animation at university, and has since worked on a diverse array of projects, from picture books and animated short films to music videos, commercials and title sequences. His books have been co-editioned in many languages and countries around the world.
Benji read his book The Storm Whale to the children and delighted us by showing his beautiful illustrations. Then came some live drawing. A particular highlight was his construction of dogs instigated by the children and based on his character Winston. Children helped build the doggy characters and then named them; some of the names were quite unusual to say the least! Benji then stayed to sign books before moving on to the Central Children’s Library to speak to even more Doncaster folk.