Paul Beavis is best known for his debut picture book Mrs Mo’s Monster which won the 2015 LIANZA Russell Clark Award for Illustration. Since then he has written and illustrated a number of other children’s book. He is the illustrator of the best selling Nee Naw the Little Fire Engine picture book series written by Deano Yipadee. In 2018 his picture book What are You Supposed to Be? was the only New Zealand children’s book to be select for the White Raven International reading list. Paul lives in Ranui, Porirua.