Born in Australia, Jan Ormerod has been writing and illustrating books for children since moving to the UK in 1980. Her warm and friendly evocations of everyday toddler life are widely popular and have brought her widespread recognition. She is particularly well-loved in the United States, and has also won the major UK Mother Goose award for her first book. She has twice been short-listed for the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal.
Andrew Joyner is an internationally published illustrator and author. His bestselling books include the modern classic The Terrible Plop, written by Ursula Dubosarsky (shortlisted for the CBCA awards and the Prime Minister's Literary Awards). Other favourites include Too Many Elephants in this House (with Ursula Dubosarsky), How Big is Too Small (with Jane Godwin), Blue the Builder's Dog (with Jen Storer) and the Boris series for young readers (Ready, Set, Boris was a Notable book in the CBCA Awards). Andrew lives in Strathalbyn, South Australia.