About the Author
Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award-winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY CHRISTMAS POSTMAN - both winners of the Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction for older readers. Andre Amstutz studied art and design at Brighton School of Art and has worked in animation as well as advertising. He has illustrated several children's books including the Fast Fox, Slow Dog series, some of the Happy Families titles and Monkey Do (Walker).