Meet this year’s Summer Reading Challenge Illustrator- Heath McKenzie!
Heath lives on the other side of the world in Australia and is an award winning children’s book author, illustrator and frequent tea drinker. (He’s only an award winning author/illustrator…he’s yet to win any awards for frequently drinking tea but fingers crossed, maybe one day!). Heath is the creator of ‘Butt Out!’ and has illustrated Jennifer Killick’s ‘Alex Sparrow’ series, as well as the ‘Do Not Open This Book’ series, which has been translated into over 35 languages, and sold millions round the world. Heath also dabbles in ukulele (not too well), cooking (much better at that!) and has a fear of whales – they’re very big…a bit too big for his liking.
I am so thrilled to be part of the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge: Wild World Heroes! I loved going to my local library as a kid – it was always a wonderful little window into the wider world. It was just the perfect place – I could get some exercise walking or riding my bike there, meet friends and bring home loads of books! Without it, i’d have never learned about ghosts, ufos and weird animals!