Burravoe Primary School

Debi Gliori


We did a glow meet with Debi Gliori along some other small schools. Before the glow meet we got out all the Debi Gliori books we could find and compared her books with Jon Klassens drawings and there different styles. She told us more about her different books and drawing tips how to draw like her. She went into more detail of a book she wrote called Dragon loves penguin we received a copy its a good book. About her two favourite creatures dragons and penguins. so after that some of us had a go at using charcoal and drawing in her style some of us drew in Jon Klassen. Some did a Debi Gliori drawing with a hat. She likes to use charcoal and chalk to illustrate her books. She prefers to draw animals rather than humans  and her favourite colour is orange. For one of her book she drew a egg  and thought it needed a hat to keep it warm and it a mouth to talk, ears to hear,nose to smell and it ended up as a little rabbit called Alfie and now hes in one of her books. Here is her website


  1. My first experience of a live glow meet was the one with Debi Gliori. I really enjoyed the work we did in class before and after the meet when we compared her books and looked at her illustrations along with Jon Klassen’s.

    Have you tried turning a drawing of an egg into an animal?

    It would be great to see a photo of the charcoal drawings 🙂

    • I enjoyed it too and I haven’t yet turned an egg into an animal but I will sometime
      have you ever done a drawing with charcoal?
      If you have already it would be great to see it !

      • I have used charcoal in the past but I don’t think I have kept any of my work. Maybe next time we are using charcoal I will try to use it too!

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