Sami Bayly is a natural history illustrator based in Newcastle, who loves all things weird and wonderful. She finds the beauty and importance of all animals regardless of their appearance, and hopes to share her appreciation with others.
Sami's first book, THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF UGLY ANIMALS, is a CBCA Notable Book for 2020 and has been shortlisted for the Indie Book of the Year for Younger Children Award, the Australian Book Industry Award for Younger Children and the Australian Book Design Awards.
Sami has just turned 23.
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