Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell christens the newly painted ‘Riddell Café’ at CLPE: a guest post

Unable to resist the lure of a freshly painted, white, huge, blank canvas Chris Riddell spent the day doodling on the walls in the Riddell Café at the Centre for Literary in Primary Education (CLPE).

His doodles included a fish on a bicycle, a family of readers and a ferocious dragon.

Louise Johns-Shepherd, CLPE Chief Executive said 'We asked him if he would like to come along to draw whatever he fancied. There was of course only one person we could ask to decorate the 'Riddell Cafe!'