GILLIAN CANDLER is an award-winning writer for children. She enjoys encouraging children's curiosity, observation and wonder for the natural world. Gillian has a passion for nature and is a keen conservation volunteer. Her involvement in conservation projects has seen her identifying geckos and skinks, feeding fairy prion chicks, counting birds, making seed balls and trapping pests. Gillian blogs about nature at ExploreDiscoverNature.blogspot.co.nz. She has a background in teaching and educational publishing. NED BARRAUD is an illustrator with a keen passion for the natural world. He illustrated the six previous titles in the award-winning `Explore & Discover' series, along with his children's fiction titles, Moonman (2014) and Watch Out for the Weka (2017). When not illustrating, he works on films at Weta Digital as a texture artist and enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and three children.