Gillian Shields (Author) Gillian Shields is the author of several picture books for children including Ben and Gran and the Whole, Wide, Wonderful World illustrated by Katherine McEwen and published by Macmillan in 2004. Georgie Birkett (Illustrator) Georgie Birkett completed her degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Brighton in 1996. She has since illustrated many books published all over the world and in 2008 she won the Best Baby Book 2008 in the Booktrust Early Years Awards for Is This My Nose? (Red Fox). Born in Kent, Georgie now lives in Lewes, East Sussex, with her husband, David, and sons, Jack and Albert.