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Heath McKenzie
Author | Illustrator | Primary (Prep - Year 6)

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. 

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Heath at Lamont’s Author Afternoon 2019

Books by Heath McKenzie

COMING SOON! My Mum Loves Footy

Best Suited 3+ Years
Our mums LOVE footy. I bet yours does too!

There’s so much to love about this great game – the cheers and tears, the community spirit, the traditions.
Not to mention how much fun it is to get out and take a speccy!

Whether you’re a footy newbie or a die-hard fan, AFL is a game for everyone.

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Best Suited 3+ years
It’s hard when there are soooo many great things to buy! You want a toy, some ice-cream, a donut … but you can’t have it all. Money doesn’t grow on trees, you know! With hilarious illustrations by Heath McKenzie, this book teaches the valuable lesson about where money comes from and where it goes!

Do Not Open this Book or Else

Best Suited 5-8 Years
Wizz is back again – and what disaster is he trying to avoid this time? He’s as cheeky as ever, and he’ll do whatever he can to stop you reading this book! Another hilarious story that will entertain children and adults alike. Ignore Wizz and keep reading the book till you reach the end, if you dare!

My Dad Loves Footy

Best Suited 3+ Years
Our dads LOVE footy. I bet yours does too!
There’s so much to love about this great game – the history, the stats, the catchy songs.
Not to mention how much fun it is to get out and have a kick!

You Get What You Get And You Don’t Get Upset

Best Suited 3+ years
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!

Can You Do This?

Best Suited 3+ years old
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?

Who Do You Go For?

Best Suited for ages 3+ Years
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!

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