Once a little sugar ant
Made up his mind to roam

To far away, far away,
Far away from home.

So begins this classic C.J. Dennis poem for children, delightfully interpreted by Vaughan’s charming and whimsical illustrations. Join our hero as he makes his way through awesome and perilous terrain in this timeless tale for children of all ages.
Taken from The Ant Explorer blurb

I became a published children’s books illustrator in 1990 when I was shortlisted for the Lothain Centenary Children’s Picture Book Award. The book was The Ant Explorer. I have been illustrating books in one form or another since then.

Children’s books I have illustrated include:

The Ant Explorer by C. J. Dennis (Lothian Publishing, 1990)

The Ant Explorer Image
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Stuck in the Ditch by Annette Smith (Nelson ITP, 2000)

Stuck in the Ditch
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The Big Hill by Beverley Randell (Nelson ITP, 2000)

The Big Hill
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The Sun by Julie Haydon (Nelson Thomson Learning, 2001)

The Sun
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