Philip Bunting Author Illustrator Portrait 2018

Philip Bunting.

Philip Bunting is an author and illustrator, with a soft spot for creating picture books for sleep-deprived, time-poor, raisin-encrusted parents (and their children).

Philip’s work deliberately encourages playful interaction between the reader and child, allowing his books to create a platform for genuine intergenerational engagement, and fun.

He believes that the more fun the child has during their early reading experiences, the more likely they will be to return to books, improve their emergent literacy skills, and later find joy in reading and learning.

Philip’s books have been translated into multiple languages, and published in over 25 countries around the world. Since his first book was published in 2017, Philip has received multiple accolades, including Honours from the Children’s Book Council of Australia, and making the list for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2018.

Philip grew up in the Lake District (England), and moved to Australia in his early 20s (for a girl). He now lives with his young family in the hills behind Noosa (Queensland, Australia).

Acknowledgement of Country.

I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work, and pay respects to the Kabi Kabi-Gubbi Gubbi nation. I pay respects to the Elders of the community and extend my recognition to their descendants.


Mopoke by Philip Bunting | Book cover
Sandcastle by Philip Bunting | Book cover
Kookaburras Love to Laugh by Laura Bunting & Philip Bunting | Book cover
Another Book About Bears by Laura Bunting & Philip Bunting | Book cover
Koalas Eat Gum Leaves by Laura Bunting & Philip Bunting | Book cover
How Did I Get Here? by Philip Bunting | Book cover