Danny Snell grew up in Adelaide. From an early age he was fascinated by aeroplanes and wanted to be a pilot. But he soon realised that he much preferred to draw them. Drawing is something that Danny has always enjoyed, and he puts these skills to use illustrating children’s picture books.

Danny studied at the Adelaide Central School of Art and the University of South Australia, graduating in 1992 with a Bachelor of Design (Illustration). Since then he has illustrated numerous picture books (more than he realises), including his longterm favourite, Bilby Moon. Danny is also a published author, writing and illustrating Seagull, which in 2016 won The Wilderness Society’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature.

When he’s not in his studio illustrating, Danny enjoys sharing his books through presentations, readings and workshops – discussing their themes, the creative process and the life of a book illustrator. And to mix things up a little further he also teaches swimming…and draws the occasional aeroplane.

Bilby Moon, 2007, Working Title Press

CBCA Notable Book 2001

Shortlisted for the 2001 Kids Own Australian Literature Award (KOALA)

 Seadragon Sea, 2007, Worklng Title Press

 Zizzy, 2010, Omnibus Books

 You are my Special Baby, 2012, Working Title Press

 The Long Way Home, 2012, Working Title Press

 Somewhere in Australia, 2013, Scholastic

 Jeremy, 2013, Working Title Press

Winner ofthe 2014 CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Seagull, 2015, Working Title Press

Winner of The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature 2016

Little Chicken Chickabee, 2017, Raising Literacy Australia

CBCA Notable Book, 2017