Not content with dazzling audiences on stage and screen, actor Richard Roxburgh has turned to writing and illustrating children's books. His first, Artie and the Grime Wave, is an awesome adventure complete with great mates, dodgy dealings and supersonic farts. He tells Matt Stanton how he invented his crazy cast and brought them to life through his drawings. You can also create your own characters that leap off the page. Rec. age 7


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Matt Stanton (Australian)

Matt Stanton

Matt Stanton is a bestselling children’s author and illustrator who has sold more than 1 million books. His middle-grade series, Funny Kid debuted as the #1 Australian kids’ book and has legions of fans all around the world. He has published 15 picture books to date, including the bestselling There is a Monster Under My Bed Who Farts, This is a Ball and Pea + Nut. He lives and works in Sydney, Australia with his wife, bestselling author Beck Stanton, and their three children.