About the Author
Stella Blackstone lives in rural southwest England. An established Barefoot Books author, she has over twenty titles to her credit, among them the best-selling An Island in the Sun (2002), Secret Seahorse (2003) and the popular Bear series. Clare Beaton has been charming audiences for years with her hand-crafted children's picture books. Clare graduated from Hornsey College of Art with first class honours and then spent eight years working at the BBC Television Centre, illustrating for various children's programmes including Playschool, Jackanory and Playdays. Her studio is a treasure trove of felt, sequins, buttons, antique fabrics and other material that she uses in her artwork. She has published many titles with Barefoot Books, including How Big is A Pig? (2000), Playtime Rhymes for Little People (2002), Mother Goose Remembers (2001), How Loud is A Lion? (2002), There's A Billy Goat in the Garden (2003) and Mrs Moon: Lullabies for Bedtime (2003).