This week on the Good Read Dave chats with Liz Anelli  who has illustrated the new kids book Grace And Katie.

Grace and Katie love to draw. Grace loves everything to be organised and neat, while Katie loves everything to be bright, bold and messy. When they want to draw a map of their home and street, the girls can’t agree on how it should be done so they each decide to create their own map. But that doesn’t work out quite as well as they’d planned. Perhaps working together might be more fun after all! An imaginative exploration of individuality, sisterhood, creativity and appreciating each other’s strengths.

  • Encourages kids to express their creativity and realise that there is no right or wrong way to be an artist.
  • The topic of map making is woven throughout the story, making this a valuable resource to explore visual literacy.
  • Touches on the subject of twins/multiples in a way that emphasises each girl’s individual strengths.