Tohby Riddle i(36 works by)
Born: Established: 1965 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Tohby Riddle was raised in Sydney, and his early years were spent at a Steiner school. After school he became a mailing clerk at what was then Pan Books Australia. He completed a BA in Visual Arts at the Sydney College of the Arts and he studied for a degree in architecture at the University of Sydney. In 1989 Riddle began writing and illustrating picture books, which have been published in the United Kingdom and the United States as well as in Australia.

Riddle has also contributed cartoons to Good Weekend and the Sydney Morning Herald. A selection of his cartoons was published in What's the Big Idea? (Penguin Viking, 2003). Riddle's articles, illustrations and various writings have appeared in the NSW School Magazine, where he has been an occasional member of the editorial staff. He has also visited schools to talk about his work, and has expressed a belief that the picture book medium offers great opportunities for storytelling aimed at people of all ages. Riddle has also made appearances at the Sydney and Melbourne Writers' Festivals.

In 2016, his The Greatest Gatsby: A Visual Book of Grammar was shortlisted for a Prime Minister's Literary Award (Children's Fiction) and was included on the White Ravens list.

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

Unforgotten 2012 single work picture book children's 'Nobody knows where they come from.
But they come.
Impossible birds of the big sky and the long night...

So begins this timely and timeless story, told in magnificent images and words by master storyteller, Tohby Riddle. A triumph of quiet beauty.' (Publisher's blurb)
2013 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
2013 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2013 shortlisted Australian Publishers Association Awards APA Book Design Awards
2013 notable mention Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
My Uncle's Donkey 2010 single work picture book children's humour 'My uncle's donkey is allowed in the house. And in the house, the donkey gets up to all sorts of things - he talks to his friends on the phone, does hoofstands in the kitchen, cartwheels in the living room, takes long baths and stays up late ... A humorous and entertaining picture book that will delight children and adults alike!' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
My Uncle's Donkey 2010 single work picture book children's humour 'My uncle's donkey is allowed in the house. And in the house, the donkey gets up to all sorts of things - he talks to his friends on the phone, does hoofstands in the kitchen, cartwheels in the living room, takes long baths and stays up late ... A humorous and entertaining picture book that will delight children and adults alike!' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
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