About the Author
Born in Portugal in 1976, MARIA ANA PEIXE DIAS received her PhD in Biology from the University of Lisbon, before migrating for a short time to Great Britain to work with BirdLife International, the world's largest nature conservation partnership. Since her early childhood, Maria has showed a particular interest in the insects and plants taking over the suburban gardens and vacant plots of her local neighbourhood. Born in Lisbon in 1973, InAs Teixeira do Rosario received a PhD in Ecology from the University of Lisbon and has a particular interest in reptiles, amphibians and mammals.Born in Lisbon in 1973, BERNARDO P. CARVALHO attended the College of Fine Arts of Lisbon, and later co-founded the children's publishing company, Planeta Tangerina. He has since created more than twenty books for children and won several prestigious awards for his illustrations.