Patrice Aggs was born and brought up in the United States, but now lives in West Sussex, England. She has illustrated over thirty-five picture books for children. In the early 1980s she was part of the team which produced the animated film The Snowman. Patrice is currently writing picture books, illustrating and printmaking. She lives on a farm in West Sussex with her husband and two teenagers. The Giraffe Who Came to Dinner is the first book she has both written and illustrated. Her latest books, Ooh La Booga Bomp and Strawberry Squirt are part of the popular O'Brien Pandas series.