An exhibition that celebrates the "monstrous" in children's books has opened at Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery, where it runs until October 7. Frabjous Beasts shows the work of 10 of the UK's finest illustrators of children's literature, selected by one of the best-known illustrators of all, Quentin Blake, who has created seven frabjous beasts of his own for the exhibition. The word "frabjous" means joyous or surpassing, and was invented by Lewis Carroll. The show includes original drawings of famous characters such as Raymond Briggs's Fungus the Bogeyman and Axel Scheffler's Gruffalo. A guest storyteller and beastly activities run alongside the exhibition, including a visit on September 15 from Aileen Paterson, author and illustrator of the Maisie books.
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