Kylie Dunstan was born in Broken Hill, New South Wales in 1972, and completed secondary and tertiary (Bachelor of Visual Arts) schooling in Adelaide. She worked for a number of years in commercial art galleries before her twelve-month stint in Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Arnhem Land. She also spent three years in Hanoi, Vietnam with her husband and two daughters before returning to Australia and settling in Melbourne where she worked for Museums Australia. In 2004 Kylie received an ASA mentorship and worked with author and illustrator Sally Rippin on the development of Collecting Colour.
'Trees are for climbin' ...Swings are for flying ...And puddles are definitely for jumping! Two little girls skip, swing, jump, climb, hop, bounce, twirl, wriggle and laugh through their day in this delightful celebration of children's play. Kylie Dunstan's lively, vibrant collage illustrations perfectly capture the excitement and joy of children discovering the pleasures of their everyday world, with all its adventures and fun. ' (Publication summary)