Harry is one hy-larious hyena, with unstoppable, legendary LOL-powers ... until one prank goes way too far and everyone nearly becomes lion lunch. Is it time for Harry to finally get serious? Hye-no!
Nazeem Hussain is one of the biggest stars of Australian comedy, and a much loved television and radio personality. Joined by illustrator superstar, Heath McKenzie, Nazeem will introduce their hit new series Hy-larious Hyena with Nathan Luff.
Recommended for ages seven and up.
Nazeem Hussain (Australian)
Nazeem Hussain has fast become one of the biggest stars of Australian comedy, and a much loved television and radio personality. Nazeem won the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has twice been nominated for the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer. Nazeem’s Netflix special Nazeem Hussain: Public Frenemy started streaming in 2019. Nazeem’s TV work includes Orange Is The New Brown and Legally Brown. Furthermore, Nazeem entered the literary world with the release of his first hilarious new children’s book series, Hy-larious Hyena, through Scholastic Australia.
Heath McKenzie (Australian)
Heath McKenzie is a bestselling, award-winning author and illustrator from Melbourne, VIC. He has written over 40 picture books and collaborated with numerous authors including Nazeem Hussain, Justine Clarke, Josh Pyke, Tim Cahill and more! He is quite possibly best known for his work on the Do Not Open This Book series with Andy Lee. Heath is also the illustrator of 2023's National Simultaneous Storytime book, The Speedy Sloth by Rebecca Young.
Nathan Luff (Australian)
Nathan Luff grew up on a farm in rural NSW as one of five boys. His colourful upbringing is often the inspiration for the stories he tells. Nathan is the author of The Nerd Herd series and the middle grade novel Bad Grammar. In addition to writing children’s books, Nathan writes plays for young audiences and works part time as a primary school teacher specialising in creative writing and the performing arts. Nathan’s latest middle grade series is Family Disasters.