Stephen Michael King is a major figure in Australia’s world of children’s publishing. He has illustrated and written numerous books. His first picture book, The Man Who Loved Boxes, won the Family Award for Children’s Books in 1996 and was shortlisted for the Crichton Award for Children’s Book Illustration. Stephen’s recent titles include You, You Too, The Magnificent Tree (written by Nick Bland), Leaf and Prudence Wants a Pet. He was awarded the CBCA Honour Book for Mutt Dog and Leaf. In 2015, he has been nominated for three books in the CBCA Awards, an incredible achievement. Stephen describes drawing as something that he simply can’t live without. He works mainly with watercolours and ink