Kerry Argent i(34 works by)
Born: Established: 1960 Angaston, Barossa Valley, Lower North South Australia, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Kerry Argent grew up in various country towns and moved to Adelaide when she was fifteen. After studying commercial art between 1978 and 1979, she moved into design and illustration and a Batchelor of Design from the South Australian School of Design. Her first book, One Woolly Wombat, was completed for her Bachelor of Design degree in 1981.

Argent then travelled through Italy and the United Kingdom during 1983-1984. On her return she worked as illustrator and in-house designer and Art Director of Omnibus Books for over ten years. She subsequently worked full-time as an illustrator of her own books. Animal welfare, conservation, and environmental issues are common themes in her work.

Notes

  • Argent has also illustrated a number of children's books by other authors - see, for example, White 927, 932, 1101, 1553, 2985, 3232-4, 4053-5, 6103-4.

Affiliation Notes

  • South Australian

Awards for Works

A Giraffe in the Bath , 2010 single work picture book children's humour 'What makes you laugh? This very funny picture book suggests increasingly silly and hilarious possibilities. Lots of fun for every reader, with wonderful, giggle-inducing illustrations by Kerry Argent.' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Young Children
India the Showstopper , 2005 single work picture book children's 'India the circus elephant is an absolute whiz on the mouth organ. She's the star of the show, and she knows it. But when a tough circus re-trainer, Oswaldo the Magnificent, arrives to teach everyone new tricks, India does something very BAD. Losing her place in the limelight shows India a thing or two about the pitfalls of celebrity and the value of friends. A warm, funny story from one of Australia's most gifted picture-book makers.' (Publisher's blurb)
2006 nominated Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Lower Primary Children
India the Showstopper , 2005 single work picture book children's 'India the circus elephant is an absolute whiz on the mouth organ. She's the star of the show, and she knows it. But when a tough circus re-trainer, Oswaldo the Magnificent, arrives to teach everyone new tricks, India does something very BAD. Losing her place in the limelight shows India a thing or two about the pitfalls of celebrity and the value of friends. A warm, funny story from one of Australia's most gifted picture-book makers.' (Publisher's blurb)
2006 nominated Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Lower Primary Children
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