Kiki and Bobo with Yasmeen Ismail

Date: Thursday March 22nd
Venue: dlr LexIcon
Time: 12pm
Age: 3+ (preschool)

Award-winning illustrator and animator Yasmeen Ismail will be reading from and talking about her wonderful Kiki and Bobo picture book. In Kiki and Bobo’s Super Surprise, the two lively stars of this hilarious lift-the-flap story, are planning a secret surprise party. Bobo knows today is special. So does Kiki. But who for? In Kiki and Bobo’s Sunny Day, Kiki can't wait to get to the beach and swim in the sea. But why isn't Bobo as excited for their sunny day out? 

Join Yasmin as she reveals important and empowering message of friendship. Expect lots of drawing and colouring along.

Irish-born, Bristol-based Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning author, illustrator and animator. Yasmeen studied at art school in her home town, Dublin. After graduating, Yasmeen moved to London where she worked on many different projects ranging from advertising and short films to children's publishing.

After moving to London and running a successful animation production company and having worked in varying capacities within it, Yasmeen found herself writing and illustrating picture books. 

From her experience with scripts and storyboards she is familiar with writing narratives and working with story lines, and is especially acquainted with editing her work and writing creatively within boundaries. In turn, and as a result of her animating background, her illustrations are bright, fluid and full of energy and movement. She has a love of watercolours, inks and paints and is moving to all sorts of other mediums. 

She now lives in Bristol with her husband, their toddler and Betty the cat.