Tony Mitton is a popular children's poet, whose THE RED AND WHITE SPOTTED HANDKERCHIEF (Scholastic) was the winner of the 2000 Smarties Prize He has written a number of picture books including BUMPUS JUMPUS DINOSAURUMPUS and DOWN BY THE COOL OF THE POOL (both Orchard). His other titles include collections of poetry for older children. He lives in Cambridge. Ant Parker is known for his distinctive, vibrant work in books such as CHARLIE CHICK (978-1-4050-3460-9). His artwork has been animated for BBC Children's TV and he illustrated the bestselling AMAZING MACHINES picture book series. His other titles include the pop-up counting book 10 LITTLE MONSTERS (978-07534-1259-6), and an I AM READING title: JJ RABBIT AND THE MONSTER (978-07534-1044-8). Ant lives in London.