• Emma Quay is an illustrator and writer of many award-winning picture books; her memorable characters for Rudie Nudie, Baby Bedtime, Shrieking Violet, Bear and Chook, Daddy’s Cheeky Monkey, Good Night, Me and Scarlett, Starlet are favourites on children’s bookshelves all over Australia. Her brand-new title for very young children, My Sunbeam Baby has just been released. 

    Emma grew up in the English countryside, and has wanted to illustrate children’s books for as long as she can remember. She works from a studio in her home and sometimes feels like she barely leaves it, but her illustrative work is held in collections around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


  • I love the picture book medium with all its limitations and its possibilities. Picture books never fail to challenge and fascinate me, and I feel very lucky to spend every day with them.

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