South African author and illustrator of children's books and teen fiction. His first novel, Pig, won the Young Africa Award.
He studied at South Africa's Natal University and later pursued a career as a copywriter.
His award-winning children's picture books, including Solo and Dinosaur in Danger, are known for their environmental themes.
He was born in Durban, South Africa and later moved to England.
He and Kevin Henkes both became known as children's authors.