The day author Oliver Jeffers became a dad

We don’t like to play favourites here at Babyology, but we make one exception – the unparalleled children’s author/artist/illustrator/genius that is Oliver Jeffers takes the cake when it comes to our most favourite people. And now he’s gone and had a gorgeous baby, and we’re all aflutter. Come and meet the newest member of the Jeffers family.

In his typical understated style, Australian-born (yes, we love to claim him!) Oliver Jeffers introduced his bouncing baby boy to the world with a few simple words – but every parent can read the subtext.

Day 1 of a new life for this human being.
Harland Jeffers, born in New York City on Tuesday eve. Both he and his ma are doing fine.
This is why you won’t hear from me for a while…”


Oliver Jeffers

And so begins a new journey for this prolific and highly-awarded writer, who’s penned such classics as The Day the Crayons Quit and The Heart and the Bottle. We are bursting with joy for Oliver and his wife Suzanne – congratulations on the arrival of Harland – he’s adorable!

We’ve had quite the love affair with this incredible author for some time – have a look through our Oliver Jeffers archive to browse through our long history of Jeffers-gushing.

Oliver Jeffers


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