Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam illustrator drops in for drawing class at Highgate Family Centre

Children from Highgate Primary Family Centre had a treat when a favourite artist gave them a lesson in drawing.

Steven Lenton, illustrator of children’s book Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, introduced his characters to pupils aged three to five at the pre-school in Storey Road, North Hill, on October 15.

He read from the book, written by Tracey Corderoy, with his characters projected on to a screen. He also taught the children how to draw Slippery Sam, sketching shapes for them to copy. The session ended with a question and answer session followed by a book signing, when he drew pupils’ characters and paw prints into their books.

Mr Lenton said: “It went really well. It was really good fun. They were all really well behaved, they all joined in and did some amazing drawings of the dog.”

The illustrator is working on a sequel to the books which will be available in January.