Barry Reynolds

Dubliner Barry Reynolds is a character designer/concept/visual development artist and illustrator who has worked on the Oscar-nominated, animated movie The Secret of Kells, on Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation’s Arthur Christmas, and on Irish language graphic novels, An Táin and Deirdre agus Mic Uisnigh, where his artwork helped these Irish legends to a new readership. As a child, Barry saw The Jungle Book and announced then that he intended to be an artist, and he has realised that dream, apart from a few brief flirtations with wanting to be an astronaut, a dinosaur hunter and a zoologist … the last of which came in handy when working on The Great Big Book of Irish Wildlife.

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

Adam's Starling

  • Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 2: identifying birds

  • Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 3: feelings and emotions

  • Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 1: looking after birds

  • Download RBFS: Teaching ideas for third class from the O'Brien Reading Programme Supplement