Turtles all the way down

Kenilworth Town Park, Kenilworth

Turtles all the way down

Philip Bunting is a Eumundi-based 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 30 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 English Lake District, and moved to Australia in his early 20s for a girl (although, some say he was found guilty of crimes against the humanities and sent to Australia on a convict ship). He now lives in Eumundi, with his young family.

To find out more about Philip, visit his website and follow @philipbunting on Instagram.


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Kenilworth Town Park,
Anne Street



Watch Philip’s book being read in space!

Story Time From Space Presents -- Give me Some Space!

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