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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 ‘Seriously 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 ‘1-10 Aussie Counting Book’ 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

Books by Heath McKenzie

NEW! Definitely Do Not Open This Book

Best Suited for ages 5-8 years
Wizz is back, and he’s up to his old tricks again. He DEFINITELY does not want you to read this book, and he’ll use every trick he can think of to stop you reaching the end!

NEW! Now That’s a Hat!

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?!

NEW! A Banana is a Banana

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’.

NEW! Archie the Arty Sloth

Best Suited for ages 3+ years
Archie is a sloth. But while most sloths like to doze and laze around, Archie always wants to be busy! How does a one-of-a-kind sloth accept that it’s okay to stand out from the crowd?

The Amazing Never Ending Book

Best Suited for ages 5-10 years
This funny and unique story written and illustrated by Heath McKenzie will keep children entertained for hours! This truly is the book that never ends.

Do Not Open This Book

Best Suited for ages 5-8 years
This guy will do anything for you not to open this book! Threats, bribes, reverse psychology – you name it!

Do Not Open this Book Again

Best Suited for ages 5-8 years
DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK… AGAIN! He’s back! And, once again, this cheeky blue character does not want you to open this book or turn its pages.

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