Episode 137: Behind The Books #4 (Illustrator)

January 3, 2024

In episode 137 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Behind The Books #4: Meet The Illustrator

 In this special summer mini-series, Allison takes you behind the books and behind the scenes of the Australian children’s publishing world.

In this episode, she chats to illustrator Tony Flowers about indie-publishing a picture book, taking your work to the world, and what makes a great tattoo.

About Tony Flowers

Tony FlowersTony Flowers is an award-winning international illustrator. He has worked with major publishers, including Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Walker Books and the Australian National Library.

Tony and his creative collaborator, Phillip Gwynne, recently set up a boutique publishing house, Yaffler Press. 

Tony Flowers on Instagram

About Yaffler Press

Grandma’s First Tattoo by Tony Flowers and Phillip Gwynne


Tony’s recommendations

Queenie in Seven Moves by Zanni Louise

Scout and the Rescue Dogs by Dianne Wolfer (ill. Tony Flowers)



The First Summer of Callie McGee by A. L. Tait

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The Beehive by Megan Daley and Max Hamilton


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