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Walker Teacher’s Pack

“Shades of 101 Dalmatians in a warm-hearted, traditional adventure story.’ say Lovereading4kids

Click here or on the picture below to download a pdf Teacher Pack of resources for this book. There are colouring sheets, a comprehension crossword and word search, drawing guides, map of Foxley village Interview with Shoo about the book and his work, Comprehension Quiz and discussion/writing ideas. You may need to right click the link to download and save to your computer. Feel free to print and use this resource as much as you want. You can choose to print specific pages to print on paper.

Lower down on this page, you will find videos from Shoo’s award-winning YouTube Channel, talking about Walker and the making of it, showing you how to draw Characters from the book and how to draw lots of dogs!

12 Page Teacher Resource pack Pdf download

All Walker wants is a dog, but his mother is allergic. So he decides to set up his own business walking everyone else’s dogs. This works better than he could have imagined when he finds he can talk to dogs and understand what they say to him! The dogs tell him of a terrible puppy farm hidden in the woods by Arlington Wherewithall, the richest, most famous man in the area. Nobody will listen to him, so it is down to Walker and the dogs to stop the farm and save the puppies.

Watch these Walker Videos

What? Walker’s eyes popped wide open. “You mean you can get paid for walking dogs? Now I know what I want to do when I grow up. When can I leave school?”

Lots of How to Draw Dogs videos!

How to draw a Labrador

Learn how to draw a labrador real easy watching this simple video.

My new book, Walker – the boy who can talk to dogs, coming out on March 14th, (pre-order here on Amazon) So I am drawing a lot of dogs at the moment. Here’s a nice and easy how-to-video for you on DrawStuffRealEasy.

If you were to join me on Patreon, you could watch it free of adverts, and you’d also get a copy of my eBook everyone can draw as well as access to all my drawing courses – what are you waiting for? Click here to find out more.

 

Learn to draw, illustrate and make picture books

I have been working out what to do with the rest of life for the past year or so!

Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with me, but there is a lot wrong with publishing. I’m planning on making some videos about the state of publishing quite soon.

I want to keep making children’s books. I have loads of ideas for new characters and stories. I actually love the physical process of creating and manufacturing books, and I’m coming to enjoy the marketing and promotion side of publishing too.

I also love to make videos and share my experience in drawing, illustration and making books. But I can’t do both… until now.

As I say, I’ve been working this out. I’ve been on quite an emotional journey this last year, working through monthly  business seminars to guide me. I realise it’s time for authors to take control of their lives and become the entrepreneurs that they really are.

I have now set up my patreon page so that I can teach drawing, illustration and picture book making, by sharing my practice and process as an independent author/publisher. Bringing the two strands of my interest and expertise together in one place.

Patreon is a sort of crowd-funding platform for creative people. But now it is morphing into a membership platform where you can join me and support what I do from as little as $1. In return I’m offering rising tiers of rewards, offering drawing, illustration and publishing lessons. Join my creative crew for hangouts to ask questions, get advice or just shoot the breeze with similar-minded people all around the world.

Go to my Patreon Page now to get all the details and join a growing group of people who are all on the same creative path as you.