Reviews / Interviews


Reviews for Yahoo Creek will be added to this page as they are published. Click on links for the full review …

“This is a book that aims to open up conversations about history, storytelling and truth.”

“Tohby Riddle shows us why he is one of Australia’s greatest children’s author/illustrators.”
Blue Wolf Reviews

“What a mesmerisingly beautiful addition this is to our Australian picture-book archive.”

“Highly recommended.”

Yahoo Creek is brilliant and fresh. It will send chills down your spine and have you thinking, questioning and wondering.”
Kids Book Review

Yahoo Creek: An Australian Mystery is one of my very favourite types of books – a mystery, lots of eye witness accounts by real people and beautiful pictures.”
Reading Time

“I cannot recommend this book enough. I cannot stop sharing it with colleagues, family and friends and see something new and different with each reading. The opportunities for integration in the classroom are many. This is an absolute must for school and public libraries, fans of picture books, Australian folklore and history.”
Liz Derouet: talking about books

“Yahoo Creek: An Australian Mystery is a marvellous and entirely fascinating non-fiction book.  It will begin conversations about history, myth, culture and story-telling. It is utterly absorbing and thought provoking … Please read this book.”
Cockburn Libraries

Yahoo Creek will, I’m sure, super-charge the imagination of legions of kids.”
The Fortean

“All in all, a fascinating book.”
100 Percent Rock Magazine

“Intriguing, absorbing and utterly mystifying.”
The Bottom Shelf


Reviews for Here Comes Stinkbug! will be added to this page as they are published. Click on links for the full review …

“Tohby Riddle has got this story spot-on with his knack for harnessing the powers of philosophy with humour and an understanding of human complexities.”
Boomerang Books

“This is a beautifully presented story, with quality art work.”
Blue Wolf Reviews

“The pictures are gorgeously drawn and the hilarious text is engaging.”
Fennec & Friends (Top Ten Books)

“Reminds us that … sometimes being yourself is your greatest strength.”
—The Australian

“The deceptively simple illustrations have obviously been carefully crafted.”
Reading Time

Illustrated Notes on the Making of Here Comes Stinkbug! (PDF)
llustrated notes, with suggestions for activities, created by Tohby Riddle

Reviews for Milo: a moving story will be added to this page as they are published. Click on links for the full review …

“This subtle and meaningful fable makes for thought-provoking literature for young readers.”
Kirkus Reviews

“This is a book that is lovely to hold, to turn the pages, to look at.”
— Better Reading review blog

Like all of Riddle’s books, the more it is read, the more the reader sees. And it is worth the effort.”
 — ReadPlus review blog

“A brilliant picture book. And because there are plenty of giggle-worthy moments, it’s one that will end up on high bedtime reading rotation …”
— Where the Books Are  review blog

“This excellent example of sophisticated visual and verbal storytelling will appeal to children and adults.”
— Sydney Morning Herald

“Charming; laugh out loud funny in places and a thoughtful study of friendship.”
— Reading Time journal of the CBCA

I love that I need to read Tohby’s books more than once to absorb its themes.”
— Creative Kids Tales review blog

“A whimsical storyline and quirky characters that invite kids to explore the pages for the sheer pleasure of it …”
— Kid’s Book Review review blog

Tohby Riddle has created another gentle but deep tale about friendship and falling out.”
— The Bottom Shelf review blog

“Do look out for this one – it’s special!”
The Book Chook

Notes on the Making of Milo: a moving story (PDF)
illustrated notes, with suggestions for activities, created by Tohby Riddle

Reviews for The Greatest Gatsby: a visual book of grammar will be added to this page as they are published …

Editors VIC  online newsletter, May 2016

James Cook University review blog, January 2016

The Walkley Magazine review, August 2015

Sunday Mail Adelaide interview, May 2015

Blue Mountains Gazette story/review, March 2015

The Big Issue review, March 2015

The Book Curator feature interview, April 2015 [print journal of APT School Resources]

Magpies May 2015 [children’s literature  journal]

Where the Books Are review and commentary blog

Readings independent bookseller

Kid’s Book Review review blog

Reviews for Unforgotten will be added to this page as they are published …

Barnes & Noble bookseller review

Graphic Novel Reporter online review blog

Wot Sue Discovered Next book review blog

The Weekly Review  online and print newspaper

Page 45  UK specialist bookseller, online review

ABC Radio National radio interview

ABC Radio National Top Shelf: Tohby Riddle

Bookseller+Publisher June–July 2012 [review journal]

ABC Central Victoria radio interview + online review

Kids Book Review  review blog

Blue Mountains Gazette [print] interview

Sun Herald [print] “The Books That Changed Me”

Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus review blog

Booktopia online bookseller, Q&A with Tohby Riddle

Magpies September 2012 [children’s literature  journal]

Herald Sun [print] 25 August 2012

Readings independent bookseller

My Book Corner review blog, interview

My Book Corner review blog, review