Gillian Shields combines her two passions for books and theatre by writing stories and teaching drama. She takes huge inspiration from her experience as a drama teacher, and has written many picture and fiction books for children of all ages. Gillian lives in Sussex with her husband and two children. Rosie Reeve is a bright new talent in children's illustration. She originally trained as a fine artist and her instinctive understanding of colour brings a wonderful warmth and freshness to her work. She lives in London with her family.