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Heath McKenzie is an author and illustrator who lives and works in a very small suburb in Victoria, and has worked with numerous clients and publishers to publish over 100 titles worldwide. His work is entirely freehand while also being entirely digital. He does his very best to keep it as ‘real’ as possible and tends to be successful at that more often than not. Along with illustrating (which he’s been doing professionally since 2003) titles such as ‘Do Not Open This Book’ and writing (which he’s been getting away with since 2013) titles such as ‘The Amazing Never-Ending Book’ and ‘You get what you get and you don’t get update’. He’s also managed to sneak in the odd bit of design work along the way.
Heath’s talks are best suited to primary school students, as he focuses on visual storytelling and how it defines a character design and then illustrating the text.
Heath at Lamont’s Author Afternoon 2019
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Books by Heath McKenzie
Everybody at Molly’s kindergarten knows that you don’t always get what you want. Maybe you don’t get your favourite coloured pencil. You might not get the most comfortable cushion. Or maybe you miss out on getting your favourite cup at snack time. That’s just life; you get what you get and you don’t get upset!
A hilarious new book, where sibling rivalry is the name of the game. Sometimes, when you’re the littlest in the family, you can feel a bit second rate. I mean, everyone knows that big kids are better at everything. Like, EVERYTHING! I mean, they are . . . aren’t they?
In life, there are many big questions.
Are bigfoots really real? Are tomatoes really fruit?
But there’s one question that’s more important than all the others …
Who do you GO for?
Follow one young footy fan’s journey to find out which team they should go for, and why!
IT’S BOOK WEEK! The time to dress up as your favourite character. Who goes too far? Who doesn’t go far enough? And WHO will win first prize?! Find out in the wildest book week EVER!
Best Suited for ages 5-10 years
That hat is too BIG! That hat is too SMALL! That hat is too SHORT! That hat is too TALL! That one’s too CRAZY! And that one might BITE! How hard can it be to find a hat that’s JUST RIGHT?!
Best suited 3-8 Years
Join the band for some fun with words and rhymes in this laugh-out-loud picture book based on the award-winning song ‘A Banana is a Banana’.