See inside Chris Riddell's brand new book Travels with my Sketchbook

Published on: 6 Gorffennaf 2017 Author: Catriona Wightman

Chris Riddell was a very, very busy Children's Laureate - and now he's giving us a sneak peek into his life over the last two years with his brand new book.

Travels with my Sketchbook collects many of the doodles Chris produced during his time travelling the country, along with some of his political cartoons, poems and card games.

And now Chris has treated us to a look inside this gorgeous book, as it ranges from Chris's witty take on his Laureate duties to his powerful responses to the tragic death of Jo Cox and the refugee crisis.

What's more, Chris has generously decided to donate all proceeds from Travels with my Sketchbook to BookTrust.

Take a look at the gallery below to enjoy some of Chris's marvellous illustrations.

See inside Chris Riddell's Travels with my Sketchbook

Play
Chris brings the joy of reading to life with this vibrant poster.
Chris shares some of the questions he's received during Ask The Laureate...
Chris makes the most of getting his Blue Peter badge.
Chris shares the feeling of finishing his latest book.
Chris gets mischievous in Waterstones... by drawing on the walls!
Chris captures the horror the nation felt following the shocking death of Jo Cox.
Chris spends time with his fellow Children's Laureates!
Chris was a huge advocate for school libraries during his time as Children's Laureate.
Chris responds angrily to the government's reaction to the refugee crisis in a cartoon for The Observer.
Chris shares his personal love of books - and the travels they can take us on.
Chris gives us a little glimpse into his hectic life touring the nation's schools.
Chris turns himself - and his fellow Children's Laureates - into actual superheroes.
Chris perfectly captures that New Year feeling - of reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future.
Chris brings the joy of reading to life with this vibrant poster.

Image 1 of 13

Chris shares some of the questions he's received during Ask The Laureate...

Image 2 of 13

Chris makes the most of getting his Blue Peter badge.

Image 3 of 13

Chris shares the feeling of finishing his latest book.

Image 4 of 13

Chris gets mischievous in Waterstones... by drawing on the walls!

Image 5 of 13

Chris captures the horror the nation felt following the shocking death of Jo Cox.

Image 6 of 13

Chris spends time with his fellow Children's Laureates!

Image 7 of 13

Chris was a huge advocate for school libraries during his time as Children's Laureate.

Image 8 of 13

Chris responds angrily to the government's reaction to the refugee crisis in a cartoon for The Observer.

Image 9 of 13

Chris shares his personal love of books - and the travels they can take us on.

Image 10 of 13

Chris gives us a little glimpse into his hectic life touring the nation's schools.

Image 11 of 13

Chris turns himself - and his fellow Children's Laureates - into actual superheroes.

Image 12 of 13

Chris perfectly captures that New Year feeling - of reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future.

Image 13 of 13

With thanks to Chris Riddell and Macmillan.

You might also like

More about the book

Travels with my Sketchbook

Chris Riddell

This book pulls together a compilation of some of the thousands of drawings Chris made while Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2015-17. Everyone will enjoy reliving the past two years through Chris’s observant, witty and affectionate eyes.

Read more about Travels with my Sketchbook

Waterstones Children's Laureate

Lauren Child

Find out everything that's going on with the tenth Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child, as she takes on the job from 2017-2019.

Competitions

Win great prizes

Cross your fingers and try your luck in our competitions, giving you the chance to win book bundles and other brilliant prizes.