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, won the Children's Indie Book of the Year Award and has been shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award, the ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children, the Australian Book Design Awards, and longlisted for the ABA Booksellers' Choice 2020 Book of the Year Awards.
Sami has just turned 23.
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