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Voices in the Park

Anthony Browne
Illustrator: Anthony Browne

This exceptional book is narrated by four contrasting voices. An aloof, middle-class mother and her lonely son encounter an unemployed father and his friendly daughter as they walk their dogs in the park.


The text and distinctive illustrations subtly differ for each character, allowing the reader to see very different perspectives. Ideal for discussions about emotions and prejudice.


Publisher: Random House

About the author

Anthony Browne

Children's Laureate 2009-2011
Anthony Browne is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books with over forty titles to his name including Gorilla and Willy the Wimp. He was born in Yorkshire and studied graphic arts at Leeds Art College, working as a medical illustrator and an illustrator of greetings cards before his first book was published in 1976. He has gone on to win numerous awards including the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.


Anthony was the Children's Laureate 2009-2011 and used his time in the post to raise the profile of picture books and picture book illustration, as well as the value of supporting children's creativity and imagination.

Anthony Browne
Anthony Browne
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I really love Voices in the Park

Rating: 5 star
Lacey Gardens
7 July 2011

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