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Toby Morris
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Toby Morris is an award-winning illustrator, comic artist and author of the successful non-fiction comic series The Side Eye on the Spinoff and The Pencilsword on RNZ. With Toby Manhire, he is half of the Toby & Toby duo. He has written several children's books including Capsicum, Capsi Go, The Day The Costumes Stuck, Don’t Puke On Your Dad and the graphic novel Te Tiriti O Waitangi and developed artwork for musicians including The Beths, Beastwars, Neil and Liam Finn, Ladyhawke and Phoenix Foundation, and diverse brands including Allbirds, L&P, Good George - even the Edmonds Baking Powder box!

Books by Toby Morris

The Spinoff Book

New and exclusive writing plus the very best of the past 5 years from the award-winning The Spinoff, New Zealand's hilarious, original, must-read media website.

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Locked Down

Jesse O's award-winning novel about a deadly pandemic and a family in lockdown, rereleased with all new illustrations by Toby Morris.

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A sneak peek at our 2021 kids books!

After an exhausting and unusual 2020, we’ve got plenty of reasons to be grateful for a new year, not least because of the stellar line up of children’s books we have coming your way over the next few months!Read on for a sneak peek at some of the best new children’s books we’re bringing to you in 2021.