|Born||1960 (age 60–61)|
Kerry Argent (born 1960) is an Australian illustrator of children's books.
Argent was born in Angaston in South Australia. She came to notice when she was part of the new wave of children's books published when Bob Hawke was the Prime Minister. After studying commercial art at TAFE, Argent went on to study graphic design at the South Australian School of Design. As part of her graduate course she illustrated a counting book written by her partner, artist and author Rod Trinca, called One Woolly Wombat. This book inspired a revival of Australian children's picture book literature and helped provide the publisher Omnibus Books with the finance needed to publish its second book: Possum Magic by Mem Fox. One Woolly Wombat has been the recipient of both international and national awards and was selected as the "Best Children's Book" in 1985, when it won a Whitley Award by the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. It is now considered a modern-day classic of Australian children's literature. It continues to sell, 35 years after its first release.
Argent has illustrated several books by Australian children's writers Mem Fox, Thelma Catterwell and Margaret Wild. Her illustrations for Sofie Laguna's Too Loud Lily gained the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year award for early childhood in 2003.
|1982||One Woolly Wombat||Rod Trinca|
|1985||Sebastian Lives in a Hat||Thelma Catterwell|
|1985||A Bush Birthday||Eleanor Nilsson|
|1987||Derek the Dinosaur||Mary Blackwood|
|1991||Thank you, Santa||Margaret Wild|
|1995||Wombat Divine||Mem Fox|
|1999||Sleepy Bears||Mem Fox|
|2000||Nighty Night||Margaret Wild|
|2002||Too Loud Lily||Sofie Laguna|
|2007||Ruby Roars||Margaret Wild|
- Scobie, Susan, ed. (1997). The Dromkeen Book of Australian Children's Illustrators. Scholastic Australia. pp. 18–20. ISBN 1863886958.
- Sheahan-Bright, edited by Craig Munro & Robyn (2006). Paper empires : a history of the book in Australia 1946–2005 ([Online-Ausg.]. ed.). St Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press. p. 300. ISBN 0702235733. Retrieved 7 November 2014.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
- Kerry Argent, Scholastic.com, retrieved 9 November 2014