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Philip Webb

Born in England, Philip Webb spent his early years in Hong Kong and Kenya before coming to New Zealand. He studied at Wellington Polytechnic School of Design and worked for TVNZ as graphic designer and as illustrator for children's programmes. He now works as a freelance illustrator and has illustrated many stories in educational series. Among his best known picture books are Salmagundi and The Lucky Feather, both written by Joy Cowley. He lives in Wellington.
 

Selected bibliography:
  • Salmagundi text by Joy Cowley (Oxford University Press 1985).
  • The Lucky Feather text by Joy Cowley (Shortland 1986).
  • Hillhoppers Away! text by Brian Birchall (Ashton Scholastic 1995).
  • Professor Ponsonby, McIntosh and the Wool Bug text by John Parker (HarperCollins 1995).
  • The Great Bamboozle text by Joy Cowley (Scholastic 1997).
  • A Haunting Tale text by Joy Cowley (Scholastic 1997).
  • Dragor, or, How a Dragon Suffering from Prickly Heat Saved the World from Perpetual Winter and Established a Well-known Weed text by Pat Quinn (Scholastic 2000).
  • Grandpa's Day text by Ellena Ashley (Reed 2000).
  • 30 Weird & Wonderful New Zealand Stories edited by Barbara Else (Random House 2003). 
  • Outlaws & Rogues by Peter Hawes (Whitcoulls 2003).
  • Claws & Jaws: 30 New Zealand Animal Stories edited by Barbara Else (Random House 2004).
  • Time Turns on Spooky Hill text by David Metzenthen (Word Weavers Press 2004).
  • Scruffty Mouse and One-Eyed Ted text by Penney Wech (Reed 2005).
  • Mischief & Mayhem: 30 New Zealand Stories edited by Barbara Else (Random House 2005).
  • Hideous & Hilarious 30 New Zealand Historical Stories edited by Barbara Else (Random House 2006).
  • Stories of Santa text by Russell Punter (Usborne UK 2006).
  • The Little Penguin Who Wouldn't Eat his Dinner text by Jane Buxton (Reed 2006).
  • Saving Mr Spender text by Fleur Beale (Mallinson Rendel 2006).
  • Stories of Snowmen text by Russell Punter (Usborne UK 2007).
  • Charlotte Frisbee and the Slime Attack text by Sally Sutton [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2007).
  • Dare & Double Dare: 30 New Zealand Sporty Stories edited by Barbara Else (Random House 2007).
  • Showtime: 30 New Zealand Stories for Children edited by Barbara Else (Random House 2008).
  • Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig text by Diana Neild (Scholastic 2008).
  • Christmas Stories text by Russell Punter (Usborne UK 2008).
  • Muffin Magic text by Kathy White [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2008).
  • Quin Majik and the Marvellous Machine text by Fleur Beale (Mallinson Rendel 2008).
  • Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig Goes to Dad's Café text by Diana Neild (Scholastic 2009).
  • Quin Majik and the Hairy Roof Rescue text by Fleur Beale (Mallinson Rendel 2009).
  • Fly Pie text by Joy Cowley (Scholastic 2010).
  • Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig and the School Concert text by Diana Neild (Scholastic 2010).
  • A Kiwi Christmas Carol text by Chris Gurney (Scholastic 2010).
  • Quin Majik and the Tidy Street Catastrophe text by Fleur Beale (Penguin 2010).
  • Tarantual Boo! text by Lucy Davey (Scholastic 2011).
  • Great Mates: 30 New Zealand Stories for Children edited by Barbara Else (Random House 2011).
  • Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig and the Camping Holiday text by Diana Neild (Scholastic 2011).
  • Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig and the Christmas Baby text by Diana Neild (Scholastic 2011).
  • Tea with Miss Tilly text by Justine Payen (HarperCollins 2012).
 
Awards:
  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2001 Picture Book Honour Award for Dragor.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2001 Picture Books List for Dragor.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2005 Junior Fiction List for Claws and Jaws.
  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2009 Picture Book Honour Award for Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig. 
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2009 Picture Books List for Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig
  • .New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2010 Picture Book Finalist for Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig Goes to Dad's Café.
 

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