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Since 1992 Bruce has written and/or illustrated over 80 children’s picture books.


His international award winning titles include his first two books, The Ugliest Dog in the World and Looking for Crabs. He often writes with his wife Rosie Smith and has also had much success with the Diary of a Wombat series created with Jackie French.


Bruce uses a variety of illustration medium including gouache, pen and ink, pencil, oils, watercolour and more recently CGI software. Tin Toys, The Watchmaker Who Saved Christmas and Ruben are classic examples of his search for new ways to create images.


Bruce and Rosie live on the South Coast of New South Wales.

Books by Bruce Whatley