Jackie Morris lives in Wales where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. She exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her internationally bestselling picture books for Frances Lincoln include The Snow Leopard and Can You See a Little Bear?, as well as those she has both written and illustrated, The Seal Children, The Time of the Lion, Little One We Knew You'd Come, Tell Me a Dragon, The Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, The Ice Bear. She has also written and illustrated a critically acclaimed novel for older children, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.