Little Lunch Books: Q&A Webinar with Danny Katz and Mitch Vane
16 February 2017
Filmed at the ACTF office, this webinar gave primary students the opportunity to ask Danny Katz and Mitch Vane about their experiences in creating Little Lunch, and how they turned their books into the TV series that followed. The students’ thoughtful questions cover a wide range of topics including:
- Collaboration between authors and illustrators.
- Drawing materials and techniques, and the purpose of Mitch’s illustrations.
- Differences between the Little Lunch books and subsequent TV series.
- Scriptwriting and television production.
We have broken down this YouTube video into individual questions and answers, meaning that teachers can jump straight to the topics which interest their students most. Do you want to hear about Mitch Vane’s favourite authors as a child? Or which Little Lunch character Danny Katz relates to most? Just click on the related questions to hear their answers!
This webinar links to content in the Literature and Literacy strands for Year 3-6 English, including animated discussions about: characters, setting and events; author’s purpose and audience; and comparing the representation of ideas in different media texts.
The interview is also a great resource for primary teachers of The Arts. Danny and Mitch discuss themes relevant to Drama, Media Arts and Visual Arts, including their sources of inspiration, the intended meaning of their work, and how Mitch’s teacher motivated her to pursue a career in the arts.