Rod Clement i(15 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Born in Sydney, Rod Clement spent several years of his childhood in Papua New Guinea, an experience which led to his love of nature. This enabled him to portray images of animals with a precision and flair that appealed to his young readers. Humour prevails in his work and he has received several awards for his richly illustrated picture books, which include Edward the Emu (1988), a verse story, and Edwina the Emu (1996), both written by Sheena Knowles.

Publications written and illustrated by Clement include Counting on Frank (1990), Grandad's Teeth (1997), which was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council 1998 Awards, Frank in Time (1998) and Olga the Brolga (2002). Grandad's Teeth is a detective story about a search for the lost set of teeth.

Clement is an author, illustrator and cartoonist and he has worked as an illustrator for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Geographic and draws cartoons for the Australian Financial Review.

Awards for Works

Top Dog 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'Written with enormous wit and insight, from the delightfully deadpan Rod Clement, comes a tale about Samson, top dog and corporate high-flier. Will tickle children and resonate with parents. There's no doubt it's a dog-eat-dog environment in the corporate world, but Samson the poodle is up for the challenge.' (Publisher's blurb)

2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
Feathers for Phoebe 2010 single work picture book children's

'Phoebe is small, grey, and ordinary - very ordinary. "I want to get noticed!" she declares.

'Zelda is glamorous, talented and famous - and she runs the most popular beauty salon in the forest. And she′s only too happy to help Phoebe become the bird she′s always wanted to be. First a little feather headdress, then wing extensions - until Phoebe is transformed into a Diva.

'She looks gorgeous - but when she tries to take off, surprises are in store for them both!' (From the publisher's website.)

2011 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
Feathers for Phoebe 2010 single work picture book children's

'Phoebe is small, grey, and ordinary - very ordinary. "I want to get noticed!" she declares.

'Zelda is glamorous, talented and famous - and she runs the most popular beauty salon in the forest. And she′s only too happy to help Phoebe become the bird she′s always wanted to be. First a little feather headdress, then wing extensions - until Phoebe is transformed into a Diva.

'She looks gorgeous - but when she tries to take off, surprises are in store for them both!' (From the publisher's website.)

2011 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
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