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Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children. His illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. His writing is always anthropomorphic. He attributes this to his love of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in The Willows.
Gus's first picture book, Wendy, was a Notable Book in the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Awards.

His second picture book, Herman and Rosie, now published in twelve countries, has been internationally acclaimed and awarded.

Somewhere Else was published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2016.

Books by Gus Gordon

The Last Peach
Tom Weekly 6: My Life and Other Failed Experiments
The Catawampus Cat
Tom Weekly 5: My Life and Other Weaponised Muffins
Somewhere Else
Tom Weekly 4: My Life and Other Exploding Chickens
Tom Weekly 3: My Life and Other Massive Mistakes
I Am Cow Hear Me Moo
I am Cow, Hear me Moo
Tom Weekly 2: My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong
Brilliant Bites for Boys
Kids Stink (A Tom Weekly Story)
Herman and Rosie
The Great Stinkathlon: Aussie Bites
My Big Book of Nibbles
Tom Weekly 1: My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up
Make 'Em Laugh: Pocket Money Puffin
Haggis McGregor and the Night of the Skull Moon : Aussie Bites
The Undys: On the Move
The Undys: Wet and Wild
The Undys: Itching for Action
The Undys: Let's Get Physical
Let the Games Begin: The Undys

Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    Book of the Year for Younger Children
  • Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Awd
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    Picture Books
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    Notable Book
    Picture Book