Andrew Daddo Andrew Daddo i(A65692 works by)
Born: Established: 1967 ;
Gender: Male
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Daddo grew up in a semi rural town, one of five children. Actor Cameron Daddo who played the title character in the TV series Bony is his brother. Daddo studied Politics, History, Sociology and Philosophy at Monash University, Melbourne, prior to commencing a career in television.

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One Step 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'At 15, Dylan is struggling. He's struggling with his explosive acne that has declared war on his face, struggling with his pushy younger sister, struggling with his nagging mum and her lame and misguided attempts to 'connect' with him, struggling with his dad who never seems to have time for him anymore, struggling with his retarded old phone-me-down courtesy of Hamish Banning pushing him and his iPhone off Jump Rock into the harbour, and he's struggling with his constant preoccupation with sex combined with his complete inability to attract any girl.

'Struggling, but surviving.

'But when his English teacher reads out Dylan's creative writing piece to the class, revealing him to be a sensitive and perhaps promising writer (though in some classmates' opinion, pretty gay), it sets off a chain of events, including unlikely interest from a few hot girls and a viscous physical and verbal bullying attack, which sends Dylan on a frantic roller coaster of emotions culminating in a revelation that could make or break his survival.' (Publication summary)

2017 recommended Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature Older Readers
First Day 2013 single work picture book children's

'Are you ready? Let's have a yummy breakfast first. (Whatever you want. Porridge? Fruit salad?) Then it's time to get dressed. It'll be fun. You'll meet new friends. New BFFs! You might have to be a bit brave... It's the first day at school. But who is the most nervous about the big day? Ages:4+' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted KOALA Awards Picture Book
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