Nigel Gray is an Irish-born Australian. He has had 100 books published, a majority of which are stories for children. He has been published in nearly 30 languages, and has won literary honours in half a dozen countries. Nigel and his dog, Chica, are friends to ducks, and like mucking about in creeks. Lisa Allen has illustrated a number of picture books including: Mangrove (Penguin 2007), Anzac Day Parade (Penguin 2010) and Auntie Ellie's Beach House (Duck Creek Press 2014).