Author(s): John Yeoman
'Look out, the wild washerwomen are coming!' Once upon a time there were seven unhappy washerwomen. They had far too much washing to do and the owner of the laundry, Mr Balthazar Tight, was simply dreadful! So they decide to go on strike. They are so happy with their newfound freedom that it seems nobody can control them. Until along come seven woodcutters, eager to teach them a lesson. But perhaps the washerwomen will teach the woodcutters a thing or two instead, and everyone might just live happily ever after...
We will look at doing personality pieces on Quentin Blake and John Yeoman - such as The Sunday Times Magazine - 'A Day in the Life Of'. Plenty of media coverage in national press, children's magazines and illustrator magazines.
Born in 1932, Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember and has always made his living as an illustrator. He has also taught, and for ten years was Head of the Illustration department at the Royal College of Art. Quentin Blake is Britain's leading illustrator, and was chosen as the first Children's Laureate in 1999. He was made a CBE in 2005.