About the Author
Allan Ahlberg is one of the most acclaimed and successful authors of children's books writing today. He has won numerous awards for his books including the Kurt Maschler Award in 1986, the Children's Book Award in 1987, the Blue Peter Book Award 2001 and the Children's Book Award: Books for Young Children 2002. Among his numerous classic picture books are The Jolly Postman books, Burglar Bill, Peepo! and Each Peach Pear Plum. Allan's books for Walker include The Snail House, Everybody Was a Baby Once, The Runaway Dinner, Previouslyand The Pencil. He lives in Bath.Katharine McEwen graduated from Kingston University in 1996 and has since illustrated around forty children's books for all ages. She is the illustrator of the picture book Cows in the Kitchen, Hey, Tabby Cat! and Here Comes Tabby Cat, four Sam's Science books, the Silver Street series and the Gaskitt stories. Katharine lives in Tonbridge, Kent.