Anthony Browne: Biography, Facts & Books


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Which of the following statements would Anthony Browne most likely agree with?

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1. One of Anthony Browne's jobs before his picture book career gave him excellent training with precise, accurate drawings that told a story. What was this job?

2. All of the following are true of Anthony Browne's picture book Gorilla EXCEPT

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anthony Browne's charming watercolor illustrations and imaginative stories delight both children and adults. This combination quiz and worksheet will ensure you understand his work, including how and why he writes and illustrates in his characteristic style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Browne's feelings toward the audience of children's books
  • Browne's career before working on picture books
  • The plot of Gorilla
  • Reasons that Browne frequently includes gorillas in his work
  • How illustrations work in Browne's books

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Anthony Browne's picture books
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Browne's philosophy of writing for children
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Browne's themes and motifs

Additional Learning

To learn more about Anthony Browne, review the accompanying lesson called Anthony Browne: Biography, Facts & Books. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Discussing the audience Browne writes for
  • Outlining Browne's history of work, including how he got into illustrating children's books
  • Providing examples of some of the awards Browne has won
  • Examining common themes and motifs in Browne's books