Anthea Simmons is a vicar's daughter and the eldest of six children. She grew up in Cornwall where she was pony and book-mad. After a highly-successful City career, she 'retired' to the country to bring up her son, ride, garden, write, paint and teach. More recently she has become involved in a social enterprise dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion in the UK's board rooms through an apprenticeship scheme. This work brings her into contact with people from all backgrounds and has sharpened her awareness of the need for access to opportunity. She lives in East Devon with (in the holidays) her Chemistry undergraduate son Henry, and her polydactyl ginger cat, Caramac.
Georgie Birkett completed her degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Brighton in 1996. She has since illustrated many books published all over the world and in 2008 she won the Best Baby Book 2008 in the Booktrust Early Years Awards for Is This My Nose? (Red Fox). Born in Kent, Georgie now lives in Lewes, East Sussex, with her husband, David, and sons, Jack and Albert.
(Paperback) - 2011
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