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Ross Kinnaird

Ross_Kinnaird_sketching_1.jpgRoss Kinnaird has worked for more years than he cares to remember as an art director and illustrator in advertising and publishing. He has worked In London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Auckland, where he now lives.
He is also a storyteller/illustrator, mostly working for the New Zealand Book Council visiting primary schools throughout New Zealand. He uses humour to motivate children to read and draw. A complete failure at many subjects at school, especially maths, he can now exact his revenge on teachers by drawing very unflattering caricatures of them in front of their pupils.

Selected bibliography:
  • Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms? text by Dawn McMillan and Bert Signal (Reed 2002).
  • One Chocolate Fish: A New Zealand Counting Book text by S.W. Norrie (Reed 2002).
  • Albert text by William Taylor [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2003).
  • The Biggest Number in the Universe text by Julie Leibrich (Scholastic 2004).
  • Doggy Doo on my Shoe text by Dawn McMillan (Reed 2004).
  • Getting Board? text by David Hill [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2004).
  • Where Do Flies Go in Winter? text by Dawn McMillan (Puffin 2005).
  • Gladys the Goat text by William Taylor [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2005).
  • The Really Sticky Grubby Lolly text by Yvonne Dudman (Reed 2005).
  • I Know about Babies text by Rochelle Neale (Mallinson Rendel 2005).
  • Albert the Cat text by William Taylor (Puffin 2005).
  • Seagull Sid and the Naughty Things Seagulls Did! by Dawn McMillan (Reed) 2005
  • It's True! You Can Make Your Own Jokes text by Sharon Holt (Allen & Unwin 2006).
  • Woolly Wally text by Dawn McMillan (Reed 2006).
  • Nesta and the Missing Zero by Julie Leibrich (Scholastic 2006).
  • Cindy and the Lost Jandal text by Chris Gurney (Scholastic 2009).
  • Kiwi Dads text by Yvonne Morrison (Scholastic 2009).
  • Big Bouncer text by Dawn McMillan (Puffin 2009).
  • Kiwi Mums text by Yvonne Morrison (Scholastic 2010).
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2003 Picture Book Shortlist for Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms?
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2003 Children’s Choice Winner for Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms?
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2003 Picture Books List for Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms?
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2005 Picture Books List for The Biggest Number in the Universe.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2007 Non-fiction List for It's True! You Can Make Your Own Jokes.

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