Philip Bunting is an author and illustrator, whose picture books deliberately encourage the reader to playfully poke around at the edges of their understanding.

Philip’s books have been published in over 35 countries around the world, in almost as many languages. Philip’s work has received many accolades, including multiple Honours from the Children’s Book Council of Australia, making the list for the Kate Greenaway Medal, taking home the inaugural State Library of NSW Russell Prize for Humour Writing, and representing Australia at the IBBY Awards in 2022.

Philip grew up in England’s Lake District, just down the road from Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’s place. He followed his heart to Australia in his early 20s, and now lives with his young family on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.


Philip Bunting reads 'Are we here yet?'