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Wade is a kind and helpful big brother to Holden (3) and Pearl (2). A thoughtful creative boy who loves climbing trees and is a talented artist, specializing in quirky little monsters! Mother Anna Roberts is an artist. She illustrated book covers and worked for magazines including Dazed and Confused. She recently began to draw some of the many photographs she’s taken of her own children and she created Out To Play when people started asking her to do commissions of their kids.

 

Wade

What do you want to be when you grow up A woodworker and I would make toys

Someone you admire?  Ironman

What is your big dream? To go to the moon

Are you scared of anything?  No

What makes you laugh  My little brother, Holden

Your favourite films and books Film – Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the old one) Books – Marvel comics

Something you did recently that you really loved Last week we went to the park in Harrogate. I made friends with 2 boys and we climbed trees. We went to a noodle bar and called at a fair on the way home where I hooked a duck and won a spud gun!

The best holidays you ever had? Camping in Dorset

A place that you would dream to visit The original Legoland in Denmark. My dad’s cousin is Danish and she told me all about it.

Your favorite belonging My bike

The next item you would so dearly love to get   Star Wars Lego

If you had a magic wand, what would you do with it right now? I’d magic a treehouse into the big tree at the top of our garden.

Anna

A place you saw when you were a child, and that made its mark on you? My grandparents garden was a magical place for me as a child. My grandfather built trains and he made a miniature train and track for us to ride around their beautiful garden on. My parents now live there and I’m working on a painting at the moment of Holden and Pearl looking out at their pretty view of Yorkshire.

The place you love near your home Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The kids love it and I always return home feeling inspired with a camera full of great photographs.

Where do you dream to go for your next family holiday  New York

A film that you saw recently and that staid with you? Paris Texas by Wim Wenders. I’ve seen it a few times and it always lingers. I love the imagery and Ry Cooder’s amazing score.

The film that you love to see with the whole family? The Wizard of Oz

The book on your bedside table  People, by the French graphic artist Blexbolex. My husband makes stencils and spray paints t shirts for the kids and we’ve been looking at his simple illustrations for inspiration.

The children’s brands your cherish  Petit Bateau, Bonpoint, Miniature, Little Duckling, Mini Rodini, Converse to name a few.

The children’s stores you love to visit and buy from Humbug is a lovely little children’s shop in Ilkley, though I buy most of their clothes online.

Last thing you bought for your child  Neon orange t shirt from American Apparel Kids

Favourite pieces in your child’s wardrobe  Breton striped top and tweed flat cap.

What do you buy online? Ebay for vintage toys and furniture, Olive Loves Alfie for the kids, Labour and Wait for the home and Toast.co.uk for myself.

A website that inspires you  www.madebyjoel.com keeps us busy

Something that made you laugh out loudly recently? Wade, Holden and Pearl dancing in the back of the car