PETER BENTLY is married with two children, and lives in Totnes, Devon. He studied languages at Oxford University. He has been penning children books since the birth of his first child, and has written over 40 titles, one of which led to him being awarded the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011. MARTHA LIGHTFOOT's first illustrations were inspired by a job designing children's fancy dress costumes. Her quirky, humorous illustrations bring her characters to life in an engaging way.