” I never want to make a child worried or afraid, and I don’t think I do. My pictures are born from the belief that children are far more capable and aware of social complexities than we give them credit for. “


” 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. “


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


” Picture books are being marginalised. I get the feeling children are being pushed away from picture books earlier and earlier and being told to look at ‘proper’ books, which means books without pictures. “


” I didn’t have picture books – there weren’t many around when I was a child. “


” I grew up with an older brother who was always stronger and faster and better than me at everything, but I was close enough in age to try and compete, so we had a competitive childhood. “


” I don’t like narrowing my readers down – there’s not a particular age or gender or nationality. I suppose I’m aiming at the child I was. “



All 7 Anthony Browne Quotes about Child in picture


I never want to make a child worried or afraid, and I don
As a child, I


A lot of my characters are underdogs or sad or lonely, but I had a comfortable, golden sort of childhood.
Picture books are being marginalised. I get the feeling children are being pushed away from picture books earlier and earlier and being told to look at
I didn
I grew up with an older brother who was always stronger and faster and better than me at everything, but I was close enough in age to try and compete, so we had a competitive childhood.
I don
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