About the Author
Highly-respected poet Tony Mitton has written many titles for children, including the picture books illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees: Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus!, Down by the Cool of the Pool, Spookyrumpus (winner of the Sheffield Book Prize, the Dundee Book Award and the Portsmouth Book Award) and Jolly Olly Octopus amongst many others. In 2014 Tony won the prestigious CLPE Poetry Award for his retelling of Wayland. Tony spends his time writing, giving poetry performances and visiting primary schools. Tony lives in Cambridge.Paul Howard's illustrations have won acclaim from both the publishing industry and children worldwide. He has won numerous awards, including The Best Book to Read Aloud Blue Peter Award for 'The Bravest Ever Bear' (with Allan Ahlberg) and The Primary English Award for 'A Year in the City' (with Kathy Henderson). He is also illustrator of Jill Tomlinson's much-loved 'The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark,' Born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on April Fool's day, Paul always enjoyed drawing and reading. After graduating with a Graphic Design Degree, Paul worked at the Natural History Museum before becoming an illustrator. He has since worked with authors such as Michael Rosen, Jeanne Willis, Trish Cooke, Cornelia Funke, and Geraldine McCaughrean.Paul now lives in Belfast with his wife and three children.