Dave Gunson is a prolific writer and illustrator of children's books. His highly successful colour illustrated All About series which includes Birds, Insects, Plants, Seashore, Sea Life and Wildlife of the Past, Freshwater Wildlife, with more titles to come, is published by New Holland. He has also produced two bestselling colouring books based on the successful natural history series New Zealand Birds to Read, Colour and Keep, and New Zealand Wildlife to Read, Colour and Keep. Dave is also an artist in the traditional sense of the word and has been involved with a number of group and solo exhibitions over the years. He lives with his wife Barbara in Auckland.