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Tohby Riddle


Tohby Riddle is the creator of numerous well-loved picture books such as Nobody Owns the Moon and My Uncle’s Donkey; two cartoon collections and a novel, The Lucky Ones. He is also the illustrator of the multi-award-winning Word Spy books.

His latest book is an ambitious 128-page picture book titled Unforgotten, which has now been published in five languages. Tohby has won awards for literature and design and held residencies at the Edinburgh International Book Festival; Arthur Boyd’s estate, Bundanon; and The University of Melbourne.

His picture book The Great Escape from City Zoo is featured in 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. For nearly ten years he was also the cartoonist for Good Weekend magazine (the Saturday magazine of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age).

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