After several years as a book jacket illustrator in England, David Legge moved to Australia in 1989. Here, he soon developed a love for picture books and is a regular illustrator for The School Magazine. Bamboozled, his first picture book, won the 1995 CBCA Honour Book and seven children’s choice awards in both Australia and the USA. His other award-winning titles include Baby Boomsticks (written by Margaret Wild), Kisses for Daddy (written by Frances Watts) and Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books (written by Frances Watts). If there is a common thread to his work, he likes to think it is warmth and humour – the two main ingredients that made up his own childhood.

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