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Christopher McKimmie Christopher McKimmie i(A45623 works by) (a.k.a. Chris McKimmie)
Born: Established: 1946 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Chris McKimmie originated and convened the illustration program at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. As well as writing, illustrating and designing the children's books listed, he has designed many covers for the University of Queensland Press. Represented in the Graphis Annual, he has worked as a graphic designer and publications designer for the ABC, the National Parks and Wildlife Services and the University of WA Press. He was production designer for the award-winning short film Stations (1983) and the feature-length film Australian Dream (1986), and wrote the lyrics for the songs in both films, as well as Madness for Two (1982), Top Enders (1987) and Waiting (1990). All of these films were written and directed by his wife, Jackie McKimmie (q.v.). He has also exhibited paintings and drawings at many Australian galleries.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Me, Teddy Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2016 9228542 2016 single work picture book children's

'Exuberant and warm, this hugely appealing book stars the author's much-loved black labrador.

'I am Teddy. This is my scrap book. It's about me growing up from a little tiny puppy with a boofy head and big brown melty eyes to a big black labrador weighing 40 kilos (since I have been on a diet). This is me, Teddy.

'This hilarious and engaging story about a much loved pet is another triumph by Chris McKimmie.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
2016 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
2016 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award
y separately published work icon Me, Teddy Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2016 9228542 2016 single work picture book children's

'Exuberant and warm, this hugely appealing book stars the author's much-loved black labrador.

'I am Teddy. This is my scrap book. It's about me growing up from a little tiny puppy with a boofy head and big brown melty eyes to a big black labrador weighing 40 kilos (since I have been on a diet). This is me, Teddy.

'This hilarious and engaging story about a much loved pet is another triumph by Chris McKimmie.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
2016 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
2016 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award
y separately published work icon Lara of Newtown Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2015 8615174 2015 single work picture book children's

'A funny and heart-warming story about a cat finding a home from a uniquely talented and multi-award-winning author.

'Nana Banana called me Misty, until she couldn't look after me anymore. Noni Nice of Pymble called me Nigella, but I was only Nigella for a day. When the Kafoops family found me on the streets of Newtown they called me Lara. I knew I had found my home at last.

'A witty and wonderful story about a cat looking for love from the one and only Chris McKimmie.' (Publication summary)

2016 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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