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David Cornish David Cornish i(A85510 works by) (a.k.a. D. M. Cornish)
Born: Established: 1972 Blackwood, Mitcham area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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David Cornish 'is a graduate of the University of South Australia. He completed a Bachelor of Design (Illustration) in the early 1990s and worked as a freelance illustrator, spending six years as an animator for Burgo's Catchphrase, a TV game show.'

Cornish's website provides examples of his illustrations, storyboards and cartoons. The website can be located at:

(Major source: Scholastic website,

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Jasper Juggles Jellyfish Abbotsford : Ford Street , 2018 13859633 2018 single work picture book children's

'An octopus called Jasper gives up on learning the basics at school to pursue something he thinks will be more fun. He soon finds that even fun things can be difficult to learn. But luckily, a smack of jolly jellyfish are there to help him every step of the way. How many jellyfish do you think Jasper will be able to juggle by the end? Count along! Maybe he will end up learning the basics without even knowing it.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
y separately published work icon Ready, Steady, Hatch! Ormond : Hybrid , 2017 9927064 2017 single work picture book children's

'Round and bright, and creamy white, amid the pumpkin patch, a clutch of eggs was sprouting legs. Ready, steady, hatch!

'Ten chicks are excited to discover the world outside their eggshells, but the smallest is soon separated from the rest.

'Where can she be?

'A rollicking adventure about curiosity, camaraderie and, above all, having a play along the way!' (Publication summary)

2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
y separately published work icon I Don't Want to Go to Bed Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2016 9609248 2016 single work picture book children's

'The sequel to the very funny picture book, I DON'T WANT TO EAT MY DINNER by talented author-illustrator David Cornish. Every night when dinner was done, Rollo would cry, 'I don't want to go to bed!' Just when Rollo's family think they've got mealtimes sorted, Rollo announces he doesn't want to go to bed ... From talented author-illustrator David (D.M.) Cornish, comes the perfect bedtime story for sleep-deprived parents. Ages: 3+' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
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