Craig Smith

Craig Smith's warm, exuberant illustrations have delighted children for over thirty years. Craig has several award-winners to his credit and his titles appear regularly on Children's Choice Award shortlists. Finding humour in domestic, family and school situations, and a fondness for unusual perspectives and energetic characterization are features of his work. His best known titles include the classics Whistle Up the Chimney (winner of a NSW Premier's literary award), Dreadful David, Where's Mum? and Billy the Punk. His lively black and white work features in Bob the Builder and the Elves and the popular series Cabbage Patch, I Hate Fridays and Toocool.

Books by Craig Smith

I Was Only Nineteen

Published: February 2019

The powerful and moving picture book about the Vietnam War based on the unforgettable song originally sung by Redgum.

The Unforgettable What's His Name

Published: November 2016

Now you see him, now you don't - an action-packed adventure about a boy who just wants to blend in, from a bestselling author/illustrator team.

Remarkably Rexy

Published: September 2015

Rexy is king of the block.until another cat takes his place. A delightful picture book, with hilariously energetic illustrations of cats!

I Was Only Nineteen

Published: March 2014

A powerful and moving picture book about the Vietnam War based on the unforgettable song.

Where Are You, Banana?

Published: July 2013

Roddy's dog, Banana, has disappeared! But when Roddy hears a wail from the drain, he finds an ingenious way to rescue his beloved pet.

Heather Fell in the Water

Published: September 2012

A hilarious story about a little girl who is afraid of the water, but ultimately makes friends with it - and learns to swim.

Hush Baby Hush

Published: September 2008

One of a set of four bright and friendly board books perfect for baby hands.

It's True! There ARE bugs in your bed (4)

Published: May 2004

Psst! It's true! This is the best book on bugs you'll ever read. Bloodsucking vampires, deadly dust-dwellers, toilet terrors and things that squish, squirm and slime. Did you have any idea you were sharing your house - and maybe your bed - with monsters?

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