Peter Bromhead - Photo by Marti Friedlander
Peter Bromhead - Photo by Marti Friedlander


Peter Bromhead was born in Portsmouth UK and is well-known in New Zealand as a cartoonist, children’s book author and illustrator.

He has nine successful books to his credit. Publishers include Hodder & Staughton, Graphenzo Publishing, Penguin NZ Ltd and Scholastic.

His awards include 7 Qantas Media Awards for cartoon illustration, an Order of Merit from the Queen, The Prince Hendrik Medal of Honour from Denmark and has recently been made a FDINZ (Fellow of Designers Institute of New Zealand).

His current 2005 books written and illustrated for children include ‘A can of Worms’ (Puffin Books), The Box that wanted to be a Ball’ (Scholastic NZ) and ‘Twinkle’s Big Adventure.’ (Puffin Books)