Portrait of Terry Denton

Terry Denton

Terry Denton is among Australia's busiest literary creative forces and his work, either as a writer, illustrator or both, can be found in popular children's titles such as Gasp!, Duck for Cover and Sucked In! He wrote and illustrated Felix and Alexander, which won the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 1986. He has illustrated more than 30 books, ten of which he has also written.


Terry meets around 20,000 school kids throughout the year, generally talking, sometimes doing workshops and sometimes working with smaller groups designing and painting murals, and he is known to thousands of children as the illustrator of Andy Griffiths' Just titles and the Treehouse series. His work is characterised by a devious sense of humour, an adventurous and inventive drawing style and an informed flair for what interests and amuses kids.