Pippa Goodhart's interest in children's books was originally sparked by a Saturday job at Heffers in Cambridge when she was at school. Since then, Pippa qualified as a teacher and returned to Heffers, where she eventually became Manager of the Children's Bookshop. She has been writing since 1993. Nick Sharratt graduated from St Martin's School of Art in 1984 and has been working as an illustrator ever since, as well as writing his own books. He has produced around 170 books to date and is the illustrator for multimillion-selling author Jacqueline Wilson. Awards won by Nick include The Children's Book Award, The Sheffield Children's Book Award and The Nestle Gold Prize.