Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan’s wordless interview- good for English class  on picture books

Shaun Tan wins Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2011“Shaun Tan is a masterly visual storyteller, painting the way ahead to new possibilities for picture books. His pictorial worlds constitute a separate universe where nothing is self-evident and anything is possible. Memories of childhood and adolescence are fixed reference points, but the pictorial narrative is universal and touches everyone, regardless of age.”

Viewing The Viewer: Postmodern Picture BooksLearning Quests  – English teaching units. This WebQuest has been designed for students in Years 11 and 12. It explores the picture book, The Viewer, illustrated by Shaun Tan and written by Gary Crew. This quest aims to assist students develop skills in critical analysis and visual literacy.

Memorial by Gary Crew and Shaun Tan -brilliant picture book; both moving and poignant.



Rabbits invade Year 6  The beauty of Marsden’s writing lies in the illustrations. Shaun Tan  adds layers of meaning to the story.