Terry Denton is one of those lucky people who can both write and illustrate. He has written more than twenty children's books himself and collaborated on countless more with some of Australia's most popular children's authors. Born in Melbourne in 1950, Terry has a sense of what interests and amuses kids. His books are noisy, humorous, colourful, dramatic, wild, imaginative and always a challenge to the reader's lateral thinking skills. Then there is that devious sense of humour too. He has illustrated more than 100 books, twenty of which he has also written. He won both the Multi-cultural Book of the Year and the Best Designed Picture Book in 1993. In 2003 and 2008 he was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award.