June Factor was born in Poland and grew up in Australia, where she has been writing books and articles for a long time. She has a special interest in what children do when they are playing. That's why she has collected many of the rhymes, riddles, jokes and sayings that children use in their play and friendships. As everyone was once a child, this oral literature belongs to us all, but especially to children whose pleasure it is to play with words and ideas. Mic Looby was born, after years of non-existence, in 1969 in Windsor, New South Wales. After doodling his way through school in Canberra and Melbourne, he accidentally earned a degree in journalism and went on to work as newspaper writer/ cartoonist/ illustrator in Australia and Hong Kong. Now he is a writer, editor and freelance illustrator.