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Tohby Riddle Tohby Riddle i(A41510 works by)
Born: Established: 1965 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

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.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Astronaut's Cat Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2020 18884110 2020 single work picture book children's

'The astronaut's cat is an inside cat.
And she likes it like that.

'The astronaut's cat is an inside cat - on the Moon! But she dreams about the strange outside world - and the mysterious blue ball that rises into the ink-black sky ...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book designed by Tohby Riddle
y separately published work icon The Astronaut's Cat Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2020 18884110 2020 single work picture book children's

'The astronaut's cat is an inside cat.
And she likes it like that.

'The astronaut's cat is an inside cat - on the Moon! But she dreams about the strange outside world - and the mysterious blue ball that rises into the ink-black sky ...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book designed by Tohby Riddle
y separately published work icon Yahoo Creek : An Australian Mystery Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 14982710 2019 single work picture book children's

'Luminous images, accompanied by newspaper extracts dating back to the early 1800s and words by Ngiyampaa Elder Peter Williams explore the ongoing mystery of yahoo encounters.

'Throughout the first century or so of Australian settlement by Europeans, the pages of colonial newspapers were haunted by reports of a bewildering phenomenon: the mysterious yahoo or hairy man...

'But what was it?

'Yahoo Creek breathes life into this little-known piece of Australian history - which, by many accounts, is a history still in the making.'  (Publication summary)

2021 longlisted Book Links Award for Historical Fiction
2020 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2020 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Non-Fiction Illustrated Book designed by Joanna Hunt.
2019 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Illustrated Book / Graphic Novel
2019 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
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