Kes Gray was noted by The Independent as one of the top ten children's authors in the UK in 2003. He is the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and four more titles in the acclaimed Daisy series, as well as Our Twitchy and Who's Poorly Too?, illustrated by Mary McQuillan, and Billy's Bucket, illustrated by Garry Parsons, winner of the Red House Children's Book Award for Younger Readers. He also works as a freelance advertising copy writer. Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children. Pants, written by Giles Andreae, won the 2003 Children's Book Award and The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong won it in 1997. He is the illustrator of all Jacqueline Wilson's prize-winning children's novels and his work appears in Playdays and Cosmopolitan. He lives in Brighton.